Will RGIII start under center next week?
For this first time in his career, Robert Griffin III was benched while healthy for most of the fourth quarter. Kirk Cousins was inserted into the game after the Chiefs scored to make it 45-7
Near the end of Mike Shanahan’s postgame press conference today, he was asked about the benching and Shanahan said that once the game was out of reach he decided to put Cousins. Then, almost as a throwaway question, he was asked if Griffin would start next week.
“We’ll talk about all that later,” he said.
Perhaps realizing what a stir his refusal to give a straight “yes” to the question of Griffin starting, Shanahan said, “I would say that about any position, we’ll talk about that once we look at injuries, where we’re at and what direction we’re going.”
When asked during his news conference, Griffin said that he has no concern about starting next week. “That’s not an issue,” he said.