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Report: Robert Griffin III Won’t Be Guaranteed His Starting Job Once Healthy

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, citing Redskins sources, reports that “there is no guarantee” QB Robert Griffin III will be handed his starting job once he’s healthy enough to return.

According to Rapoport, Washington is “internally open” to moving forward with Kirk Cousins as their starter if he can win the job outright in the next six weeks.

Redskins HC Jay Gruden wouldn’t rule out Cousins keeping the job for the remainder of the season. “Crazy things can happen,” Gruden said of Cousins remaining the starter.

Griffin sustained a dislocated ankle a few weeks ago and is expected to be back around Week 10.

Last week, Cousins completed 30-of-48 passes for 427 yards, three touchdowns and an interception during Week 3’s loss to the Eagles.

The offense has looked much better with Cousins under center. However, this is a small sample size and Washington’s schedule gets much harder after Week 4 when they take on the Seahawks and Cardinals in back-to-back weeks, so we should have a much better idea of Cousins chances of retaining the job for the rest of the season.