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Jay Gruden Announces QB Robert Griffin III Will Start This Week

 

Washington Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden eliminated any further speculation, announcing that Robert Griffin III will start at quarterback Sunday at Indianapolis, via Rich Tandler.

Despite the announcement, rumors continue to circulate regarding Griffin’s job security both this season, and moving forward. ┬áThe organization is partially to blame however, as the internal criticism of Griffin has been voiced publicly.

Griffin’s struggles continued this weekend against San Francisco, where he threw for only 106 yards, and took five sacks.

Griffin’s contract runs through the 2015 season, with a team option for 2016 that would need to be exercised before the end of this coming offseason.

It is hard to tell if Gruden’s announcement signals belief in Griffin, or it is just a reflection of the organization’s thoughts on backups Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy.

Of course, the investment the organization made in Griffin was always going to afford him a longer leash, but eventually the team is going to have to look elsewhere if things do not improve.

Pro Football Focus has Griffin as the No. 21 ranked quarterback out of 39.

In five games, he has only two passing touchdowns and 869 yards against three interceptions.

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