RG3 reportedly won’t be starting in Week 1, but he’s on the ticket (pic)
Reports out of D.C. indicate the Washington Redskins will name Kirk Cousins the team’s starting quarterback for its season-opening game against the Miami Dolphins, not Robert Griffin III, who not only is recovering from concussion-like symptoms and did not play in Saturday’s preseason game but also reportedly is on the outs with the organization.
It’s understandable, though, that no one could have possibly predicted just how completely and horribly off the rails things have gone with RG3, including those responsible for printing the team’s tickets.
In an unfortunate case of awkward happenstance prompted by an assumption that RG3 would be under center in the team’s first regular season game — something that made perfect sense prior up until the most recent news — the quarterback appears on the ticket for the Week 1 game at FedExField.
Things have taken such a turn for the worse with the already-dysfunctional relationship between Griffin and the Redskins that reports indicate that many high-ranking officials and several coaches want to move on from the quarterback. Sources have also said the team has discussed trading RG3, the second-overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Redskins head coach Jay Gruden reportedly will address the purported switch-up at the quarterback position following Monday’s practice. Team owner Dan Synder, meanwhile, apparently will not block a potential Griffin trade and it’s believed the ultimate decision regarding RG3’s fate will be Gruden’s to make. It is unclear, however, whether or not the team has actually and actively engaged in any trade discussions and a deal is not believed to be imminent.