The quarterback position for the Washington Redskins was an absolute mess last season.
The Redskins used three different players under center in 2014, with new head coach Jay Gruden having no idea who he really wanted to be his play caller in his rookie season in Washington.
Gruden seems to have potentially learnt from his mistakes last year however, by naming Robert Griffin III his starting quarterback as of right now, with the position being Griffin's to throw away in the pre-season.
Thinks aren't set in stone however. Speaking at the league meeting where all owners and head coaches convene, Gruden said only that Griffin is the starter today, not that he’d still be the starter when the season starts.
“He’s got the starting job right now,” Gruden said of Griffin, according to a report from CSNWashington.com. “Hopefully he takes it and runs with it.”
What that all essentially means is that right now Griffin will get first team snaps at the very first session of training camp. There is absolutely no guarantee that the former Heisman winner will be the starter in preseason games, never mind on week 1.
Gruden wants to see Griffin train and play like a franchise quarterback and a man who can actually lead a team. But Colt McCoy and Kirk Cousins will certainly have the opportunity to take the job if they perform better than Griffin does.
Washington hasn’t decided yet whether to pick up the fifth-year option on Griffin’s rookie contract, and rumours started circulating today that the Redskins could take a look at selecting a quarterback if the value is there when it is their turn to draft with the 5th overall pick in the first round.
If both Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota are already off the board, however, the Redskins won't bother, with three QB's already on the roster.