The Washington Redskins coach said Griffin was taking too many sacks and reasoned that keeping the quarterback healthy was a priority ahead of the team's offseason program. Shanahan said he had discussed the possibility with Daniel Snyder, and, according to a Tuesday report in The Washington Post, the owner won't stand in the way.
"He won't step in and interfere with that," a person familiar with the situation said, speaking to The Post on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the topic. "He's not going to step into a personnel decision that way."
The relationship between Griffin and Snyder has been cited as a main reason for tension between Shanahan and Snyder. Shanahan said Monday that he and the owner "get along quite well," though all indications point to Shanahan's exit -- whether that be at the conclusion of the season or sooner.