Not everyone in the organization believes in new starter Kirk Cousins. Understandable. While many who have worked with him have praised Cousins and his potential, he's still unproven. The only thing the football side believes is that he's the best quarterback on the roster. Simple as that. But for the owner and others who agree with keeping Griffin, cutting ties with such a talent is tough, especially if you're not sold on the alternative.
According to NFL.com, Griffin is expected to be listed second on the Redskins' depth chart this season behind Cousins and ahead of Colt McCoy. The report adds that McCoy will serve as the backup in Week 1 due to concerns about Griffin's health, though there could be a change in that order after the Miami game.
Strongest: The running backs are a strong, versatile group. Alfred Morris has three seasons with over 1,000 yards rushing under his belt, Matt Jones has one of the most talked about rookie backs during the preseason and it looks like Chris Thompson is finally healthy and running with both speed and, unexpectedly, power. And Darrel Young is solid blocking fullback who can catch passes out of the backfield.
If he gets injured in practice or during a game, the team could be on the hook to pay him over $16 million next year.