Amid rumors of turmoil in the Redskins organization involving the future of head coach Mike Shanahan lies a quarterback controversy that is reaching its apex this week as the Falcons get ready for Washington to visit the Georgia Dome.
For the second week in a row, the Falcons have had to prepare for multiple quarterbacks as the Redskins are trying to decide between starting Robert Griffin III or his backup, Kirk Cousins.
News today indicates, however, that the Redskins might be moving forward with Cousins in mind for the starting role this week.
NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reports the following:
Last week, the Falcons were unsure if they’d face Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who was trying to return from a collarbone injury, or his backup Matt Flynn. The Packers announced last Friday that Flynn would get the start. As the Falcons begin preparations for the Redskins today, the news of Cousins’ likely involvement in the game plan might help them prepare for Sunday’s game.
UPDATE (9:27 a.m. ET): Cousins is your starter for Sunday. The move was announced on NFL AM and confirmed by John Keim of ESPN NFL Nation.