Mike Jones of the Washington Post first reported that the Redskins have fired HC Mike Shanahan and his entire staff.
The team has since confirmed the move.
#Redskins announced today that they have relieved Executive Vice President/Head Coach Mike Shanahan of his duties with the team.
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) December 30, 2013
“Redskins fans deserve a better result,” owner Daniel Snyder said in a statement released Monday. “We thank Mike for his efforts on behalf of the Redskins. We will focus on what it takes to build a winning team, and my pledge to this organization and to this community is to continue to commit the resources and talent necessary to put this team back in the playoffs.”
ESPN’s Adam Schefter lists Bengals OC Jay Gruden, Bengals DC Mike Zimmer, former Bears HC Lovie Smith and Stanford HC David Shaw as potential candidates for the job.
Washington finished the season with a disappointing record of 3-13 and will now send the No. 2 overall pick to the Rams as a part of the Robert Griffin III trade. Shanahan’s overall record in four seasons as the Redskins head coach is 24-40 (.375).