Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan — who is leading a failing 3-11 team — doesn’t plan to quit his job and would like more control over his team in 2014, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
In fact, one Redskins official told ESPN that the team “will not attempt to fire Shanahan for cause and withhold the $7 million that is due him for the 2014 season, whether or not he coaches Washington. The contract, in the words of one non-coaching source, is ‘ironclad.’”
Shanahan, who benched quarterback Robert Griffin III for the rest of the season due to health concerns, and Redskins owner Dan Snyder plan to sit down at the end of the season to see if they can work on an arrangement that’ll work for both sides.
That agreement would mean Snyder signing off on Shanahan playing the players that Shanahan believes give the Redskins the best chance to win. That’s already in Shanahan’s contract but it’s a working arrangement that he would like reinforced.
Basically, Shanahan wants a commitment from Snyder that if he believes a backup quarterback such as Kirk Cousins deserves to play over a star such as RGIII, then Shanahan should be allowed to make the move faster.