The repercussions of Jay Gruden's decision to drop Robert Griffin III as his starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins continue to rumble on.
When the head coach announced the move last month it was initially suggested that Gruden had the backing of owner Dan Snyder. Now though, as debate rumbles on amongst those in Washington, there is a growing belief that senior management is considering firing Gruden if his views on RGIII fail to match theirs moving forward.
Jason Reid of the Washington Post reported recently that there is a growing divide between the coaching staff and the board room regarding Griffin's benching and things took a turn for the worse today when an unnamed Redskins official spoke out.
"Gruden could be one and done," the source revealed to Sporting News when discussing the extent of the problem brought about by the quarterback controversy.
It is believed that if GM Bruce Allen and owner Snyder opt to keep faith in Griffin and back him as their starter of choice for the 2015 season then Gruden, in his first year as head coach, faces the likely prospect of heading for the exit door at the Redskins.
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Such is Gruden's belief that RGIII is not the man to lead the franchise moving forward that it is unlikely that he will be willing to reinstate the much-hyped QB anytime soon.
And with Snyder having invested so much in bringing Griffin to the franchise (four high draft picks to be precise) the controversial owner is reportedly refusing to give up on the man he believed would be the franchise quarterback for years to come.
The Redskins, aside from their issues with the quarterback position, have been far from successful in Gruden's first season in charge. 3-10 heading into Week 15 there have been few bright points for the franchise.
Even so, letting go of Gruden after one year would certainly be an extreme move from the Redskins management - and a clear indication that anyone who came in to replace him would have to accept RGIII as their starting quarterback.
With the notorious Black Monday just over two weeks away it is certainly worth keeping an eye on events in Washington.