Robert Griffin III was just 11-of-19 for 106 yards with a lost fumble on Sunday.
Ashburn, VA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Colt McCoy will return to the starting quarterback role for the Washington Redskins.
Redskins coach Jay Gruden confirmed Wednesday the benching of Robert Griffin III, who had started the past three games after recovering from a dislocated ankle suffered in Week 2.
"Colt's going to start this week," Gruden told reporters on a conference call Wednesday. "He's done some good things. I felt like he deserved a bit of a promotion."
Dysfunction in D.C.
By John McMullen, NFL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Robert Griffin III is an issue but he's hardly the biggest one in the nation's capital.
And no, this is not about the multitude of hurdles in front of President Barack Obama right now, it's about football and the dysfunction of the Washington Redskins.
The Redskins risked it all by trading up to RG3 with the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. And when you push all your chips to the middle of the table, there's a chance you will go bust.