It was an unusual scene, but then, this is an unusual time for RGIII and his fading 3-8 team. (Photo by Geoff Burke, USA Today Sports)
After the 49ers walked all over the Redskins on Monday night, San Francisco's Ahmad Brooks shared his opinion on the obviously overmatched Robert Griffin III. It's the opinion anyone who has watched RG3 has.
"I don't think he should be playing," he said again. "You can see it. Everybody can see it, everybody can see it."
Not many will disagree with Brooks after Monday night's game. Griffin's season, coming back after an ACL tear, has been a disaster. With a QB rating of 81.9, he's thrown 11 interceptions and lost the ball to a fumble four times. The Redskins are 3-8, and the worst team in the worst division.
But what choice do the Redskins have?
Washington has two back-up quarterbacks on the roster. Kirk Cousins is largely untested. As a second-year player who has thrown a total of 57 passes in two years, it's hard to tell what he would do in a starting role.
The other option is Rex Grossman, the man who once led the Chicago Bears to the Super Bowl, but hasn't thrown a pass in a game since 2011. When he did play, he was prone to interceptions.
So the Redskins are stuck with the quarterback who has not returned to form after injury. This is how Washington has screwed up. Not just in hurrying RG3 back, but in not finding a competent back-up for a quarterback who has struggled with health issues.