Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden spoke with Indianapolis Colts' beat reporters today in a conference call and confirmed Adam Schefter's report last night that Colt McCoy will be getting the start vs the Indianapolis Colts. The obvious question was whether that meant Griffin would be inactive on gameday since he would not be getting the start. Kirk Cousins entered the season as the #2 QB behind Griffin, and was the first man up when he was injured in Week 2. The Cousins era did not last long, and after multiple, multiple turnover games, he was benched in favor of Colt McCoy who was able to finish one game, and start another with victories. Mutliple reports have said that the Redskins coaches do not like the way that Cousins had responded to adversity, and his attempts to throw his way out of trouble which led to multiple mistakes/turnovers in a short amount of time. The Redskins drafted Cousins and Griffin in the same draft, and both of them have fallen out of favor, with Colt McCoy being the best option. So Redskins.
Jay Gruden just acknowledged Colt McCoy-for-RG3 switch on a conference call with Indianapolis reporters. Gruden said RG3 needs more time.— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) November 26, 2014
Gruden says on the conference call that Griffin will be the No. 2 quarterback, which is surprising.— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) November 26, 2014
Gruden tabbing Griffin as No. 2 over Cousins says even more about Gruden's opinion of Cousins.— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) November 26, 2014
Jay Gruden says "RG3 is not very happy" #Redskins— Dianna Marie Russini (@NBCdianna) November 26, 2014