Mike Shanahan's real purpose for benching RG3.
There have been a lot of questions surrounding why Washington Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan benched Robert Griffin III for Kirk Cousins. Thanks to a recent interview we may now have an answer.
Shanahan is hoping he’ll prove to be worth a first round pick via trade:
“If he lights it up, hey, maybe we can bring a first-round draft choice back to this organization, and say hey, who are we gonna take in the first round,” Shanahan said, via Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post. “. . . . His value can only go up. It cannot go down. It can only go up.”