Ashburn, VA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Washington Redskins will bench Robert
Griffin III and start Colt McCoy at quarterback for Sunday’s upcoming game
against the Indianapolis Colts, according to a report by NFL.com.
Griffin has been sacked 17 times in three games since returning from an ankle
injury and was just 11-of-19 for 106 yards with a lost fumble in Sunday’s loss
at San Francisco.
Griffin still appears to be a significant part of Washington’s future plans.
The team must decide during the offseason whether they want to exercise an
option to extend his contract through 2016.
The Redskins won two consecutive games earlier this season with McCoy under
McCoy replaced an ineffective Kirk Cousins in the second half of the
Redskins’ Week 7 matchup against Tennessee and rallied the team to a 19-17
decision. He then led the way in an overtime road upset of Dallas a week