Robert Griffin III has been shut down for the season, and he isn’t too happy about it. Neither is his father.
The Washington Redskins quarterback’s father, Robert Griffin II, was heavily involved in his son’s development as a quarterback in his younger years and was very visible during the QB’s career at Baylor. Now, he’s making his presence felt within the Redskins’ organization, according to Jason Cole‘s recent piece for Bleacher Report.
The elder Griffin, who was spotted in the Skins’ locker room after a recent game, has become a nuisance for Washington, privately questioning Mike Shanahan‘s decisions in last year’s playoffs that led to the younger Griffin’s knee injury, according to The Washington Post. He even calling for new leadership for the team and has been reportedly lobbying for Baylor head coach Art Briles, who coached RG3 for four years in college, to be the Skins’ next head coach.
Cole’s report also notes that RG3 wasn’t exactly the easiest player to coach this season, often frustrated with the offense and even dismissing corrective criticism from coaches on the sidelines. Griffin has also refused to alter his footwork to improve his passing, with one team source reportedly acknowledging the quarterback can be arrogant.
Griffin and Shanahan have apparently stopped talking since the quarterback’s benching, according to a report that surfaced on Sunday. That doesn’t bode well for Shanahan’s future with the team, which after a 3-11 start to this season doesn’t look too bright anyhow. With Shanahan potentially on the way out, the elder Griffin may be able to get a hold of team owner Dan Snyder‘s ear and convince him that Briles is the best man for the future of the franchise.