Report: Redskins Prepared To Bench Robert Griffin III If He Struggles Against 49ers

If Robert Griffin III struggles against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden is prepared to bench him, according to a report from ESPN.

"That means Griffin could be yanked Sunday in favor of Colt McCoy, who is 2-0 as Griffin's sub, or an evaluation will be made to make a move next week," Chris Mortensen reported.

Gruden criticized Griffin's "fundamental flaws" earlier this week and told that "He's auditioned long enough" for the starting role in regards to elevating his play. also reported that Gruden received support from upper management regarding those comments

"We want Robert to excel, we really do," Gruden told Albert Breer. "But the last two games, it hasn't been very good, anywhere. We gotta play better around him. And the biggest thing for us as playcallers, and for him, we just have to come together and jell with plays he's comfortable with. That takes time. But we don't have a lot of time."

Since Griffin returned from a dislocated left ankle, the Redskins are 0-2 and Griffin's QBR through four games is 34.2. Of course, a coach has the power to bench any player he so chooses, but as always, an anonymously sourced pregame report has the Redskins in the news for the wrong reasons.

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