Jay Gruden is ‘done’ with Robert Griffin III : according to report

Updated: December 6, 2014
Jay Gruden is 'done' with Robert Griffin III : according to report

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden is “done with” Robert Griffin III as the team’s quarterback, according to Washington Post columnist Jason Reid.

From Reid:

After working with Griffin for more than 10 months, however, Gruden is now done with him, according to multiple people within the organization. Through three preseason games and five starts in the regular season, Gruden has seen enough to realize that Griffin is at best a long-term project as a pocket passer. Griffin was too deliberate reading defenses, displayed poor footwork and an alarming lack of pocket presence for a signal-caller in his third NFL season.

Also, Gruden’s assessment goes deeper than Griffin’s play. He has major concerns about Griffin’s decision making off the field, which has come to light through conversations with team officials at Redskins Park.

To Gruden, Griffin seemed more concerned about enhancing his brand than about honing his pocket skills. Often, Gruden rolled his eyes after being informed about the life lessons the 24-year-old offered on social media. Gruden became frustrated that Griffin, even after Gruden benched him, failed to acknowledge his role in his failure.

If it were up to Gruden, the Redskins would make a clean break in the offseason, taking whatever they could get for Griffin in a trade.

Redskins owner Dan Snyder and president and general Manager Bruce Allen traded four high-round draft picks to select Griffin and may not be ready to move on from the 24-year-old.

Considering Gruden’s firm stance, though, trading Griffin is the logical option. And if Snyder and Allen drag their feet or tell Gruden he must give Griffin one more chance, then Gruden may have to come up with an exit strategy even faster than Mike Shanahan did.