"Coach said from Day 1 that he was going to put us in the best situation and do what's right for the team," Young continued. "And this is what he feels is right for the team. So that's the direction we're going."
"I was surprised," Helu said. "It's not an easy thing playing quarterback in the NFL. If you're not playing well, just being in the spotlight, I sympathize with him."
"It was surprising," added tight end Niles Paul. "I had no control over it, but I know that it's a business at the end of the day. Coach Gruden is the head coach and whatever decision he makes, we all support. (Gruden) said he wanted put us in the best position to win and he feels like this is a decision he had to make."
"He's taken it as a professional," quarterback Kirk Cousins said. "He's been upbeat today, stayed positive, worked very hard in practice, was involved in meetings. He handled it how you expect a professional to handle it."