Well the rumors appear to be true. Everyone is reporting that Kirk Cousins will start this Sunday versus the Falcons and Robert Griffin III will be inactive.
From CSN Washington:
Mike Shanahan is expected to name Kirk Cousins as the Redskins' starting quarterback for this Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons, Comcast SportsNet's Tarik El-Bashir has confirmed with a team source. Reports also say RG3 will be inactive for the game.
This obviously opens up any number of questions going forward. Here is a quick look at some things for people to discuss today: (I'm adding some fun ones because as Redskins fans we need to laugh)
-Will Mike Shanahan now be fired before the season is over?
-If he is fired, do the Redskins go back to Griffin and make this situation even messier?
-What are Shanahan's real motives for making this move? Is it a message to Griffin? A message to Snyder? Or Does he really care about Griffin's health for the next HC of the team?
-What will this move mean for the offense? Do we see any Pistol or Read Option? Does Morris find more or less running room?
-If Cousins plays at a high level what does that mean for next year? (either for the Redskins or another team)
-If Cousins struggles or the Redskins continue not to win, what does that mean going forward? Should the Redskins go back to Griffin? Do they go to Grossman?
-What is the real state of the lockerroom at this point?
-What are the long term risks with this move? Possible QB controversy? Griffin Demanding a trade? Fracturing the Lockerroom? etc.
-How will Griffin handle it in the press conference today?
-Will Mike Shanahan answer a single question at his press conference today?
-What's the over/under on the number of questions Shanahan avoids?
-How many reporters does Mike Shanahan try to mock to change the story?
-What were the Vegas odds on RGIII losing his job (for this season) before Keith Burns? (And does anyone have a time machine?)
-Will Mike Shanahan (or RGIII) use the phrase "Operation Patience" to describe this debacle?
-Does RGIII still want to go to war with these guys?
-How much is Dan Snyder selling advertising for the back screen of the press conference today?
-Is it more or less than the rate of a Super Bowl commercial?
Let us know your thoughts to these questions and this situation in the comments!