The Washington Redskins have announced that they will start Colt McCoy over Robert Griffin III on Sunday against the Colts. Redskins coach Jay Gruden confirmed the announcement while on a conference call Wednesday.
Griffin has struggled this season, turning the ball over seven times, throwing three interceptions and fumbling four times. Washington is 1-4 with Griffin as the starter. It looked like Griffin had a very promising future after his rookie season. He threw for 3,200 yards and ran for 815 yards, leading the Redskins to their first NFC East title since 1999.
Colt McCoy won his only start against the Cowboys and he lead his team to a victory over the Titans after replacing Kirk Cousins.
Griffin has been a disappointment for the Redskins, who traded four draft picks to the Rams to get Griffin. Three of those picks were first round picks.
Griffin still has a lot to work on and he’s only 24, so he will have time to recover. He needs to learn to become a pocket passer and to stop scrambling every time he gets a little pressure. Griffin has been sacked a total of 20 times this season and that’s in just five games.
This might be the tough love that Griffin needs to understand that he will need to step up as a leader and stop trying to win every game by himself.