Washington Redskins: Robert Griffin III Must Play Role in Hiring Next Head Coach

By Brian Skinnell
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If there’s one thing that the 2013 Washington Redskins‘ season taught us, it’s that owner Dan Snyder has the back of quarterback Robert Griffin III before he has the back his head coach. With that in mind, the Redskins need to make Griffin an important part of their search for the team’s next head coach.

Griffin doesn’t have to get the final say, that’s too much power, but his opinion should be strongly considered. He doesn’t have to sit in on every interview with every candidate, but he does need to spend sometime with each candidate that comes through the door. While it may not sound like a good idea, Griffin needs to meet and chat with prospective coaches just as much as, if not more than, Dan Snyder and Bruce Allen.

The new head coach has to get along with Griffin. If Griffin doesn’t see eye-to-eye with the man calling the shots, we already know that Snyder will have the quarterback’s back and that will create a volatile situation, just ask Mike Shanahan. So instead of hiring a coach and then finding out whether the two can coexist, find out beforehand so there isn’t a repeat of the 2013 season.

This is the predicament that the Redskins have put themselves in. When you give up three first-round picks and a second-round pick to get a player like RG3, you need to ensure that he’s happy so he can play at a high level. As we found out this past season, that’s tough do to with a coach that he doesn’t like.

It is imperative to the future of the franchise that Robert Griffin III get along with the next head coach of the Washington Redskins.

Brian Skinnell is a freelance sports writer for RantSports.com and contributor at Yahoo Sports. Follow him on Twitter and add him to your network on Google.

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