Report: Dan Snyder to leave Robert Griffin III decision to Mike Shanahan

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder walks the sidelines prior to the start of a preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on August 25, 2011
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Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder opts to leave the decision whether or not to drop Robert Griffin III for the rest of the season to coach Mike Shanahan.

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder has opted to leave the decision whether or not to drop quarterback Robert Griffin III for the final three games of the season to head coach Mike Shanahan.

With the Redskins already out of the race for the playoffs, Shanahan is considering the possibility of resting Griffin for the remainder of the season in an attempt to protect the 23-year-old from injury.

Griffin spent much of this year's off-season recovering from a serious knee injury and, having been sacked 24 times in the last five games, Shanahan is worried that the quarterback could suffer another major setback soon.

The 2012 offensive rookie of the year would be replaced by Kirk Cousins in the side, with Shanahan likely to make his decision later today.

Snyder, whose relationship with Shanahan has been the subject of much debate recently, will not intervene in the decision either way, according to ESPN.

The Redskins are currently bottom of the NFC East with a 3-10 record having won the division last season.

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan reacts during a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on December 23, 2012
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