Despite a dismal couple seasons, Robert Griffin III will go into next season as the Washington Redskins starter.
Coach Jay Gruden revealed the news to reporters at the NFL scouting combine Wednesday (Feb. 18), adding that it will be up to the four-year QB to keep that position.
“We’ll go into the season with Robert as our No. 1 guy,” hesaid. “It’s up to Robert to continue to grow and mature as a quarterback and as a person. Moving forward we want to see improvement. It’s up to us as a staff to get more out of him.”
Currently, the only other quarterback on the roster under contract for 2015 is Kirk Cousins, who took over last year when Griffin injured his ankle in Week 2. He threw 10 touchdowns and nine interceptions, leading to him being benched for Colt McCoy… who is a free agent this off-season.
RG3 played nine games last season, completing 68.7 percent of his passes for 1,694 yards, four touchdowns and six interceptions.