Coach Mike Shanahan said he discussed the benching of the quarterback with Redskins owner Daniel Snyder and General Manager Bruce Allen before putting the plan into effect.
Robert Griffin III did his best to put on a strong, positive front as he faced the media hours after getting benched for the final three games of the season.
Both Redskins quarterbacks meets with members of the media on Wednesday.
Kirk Cousins, announced earlier Wednesday morning as Sunday's starter over Robert Griffin III, took first-team snaps. Rex Grossman worked as No. 2 QB.
The Redskins are starting quarterback Kirk Cousins in place of Robert Griffin III on Sunday in Atlanta.
The team's embattled coach, Mike Shanahan, said Monday he'd decide by Wednesday whether to sit down Robert Griffin III in favor of Kirk Cousins.
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Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said he is considering benching quarterback Robert Griffin III for the remainder of the season.
With his team down 38-10, Mike Shanahan told Robert Griffin III he was coming out, and the quarterback was okay with it.
Although the Redskins can't make the playoffs, Robert Griffin III said his approach will remain the same.