Report: Mike Shanahan and Redskins likely to part ways
The Washington Post’s Mark Maske wrote the following on Friday:
Several people familiar with the situation continued to say this week they believe it’s likely that the Redskins and Shanahan will part ways. Some of those people said they think the scenario by which Shanahan might stay is if he and Snyder refuse to budge on financial considerations.
Shanahan has one year left on his five-year contract with Washington. He is due to earn around $7 million next year, but he would forfeit that amount if he resigns. He is not expected to resign.
Previous reports have indicated that owner Daniel Snyder does not want to pay for Shanahan’s buyout. One scenario where he could stick around is if he hires new coordinators.
It’s been a nightmare season for Shanahan, and he even expressed how poorly things have been going for him when he said he got lumps of coal for Christmas. Between some of his public comments and the benching of Robert Griffin III, it seems like he has been begging to be fired more than Ted at the grocery store. The two sides should just come to an agreement so all parties can move on. This has been a disaster.