Mike Shanahan is definitely out as head coach of the Washington Redskins at the end of this season, Jay Glazer reported on FOX NFL Sunday.
There have been reports from some, including former quarterback and current team radio analyst Sonny Jurgensen, that Shanahan and team owner Daniel Snyder will work out any differences they have and that Shanahan will remain. Others are saying that Snyder does not want to pay Shanahan the $7 million remaining on his contract and might keep him on for that reason.
But Glazer said that all of that is “just a game of chicken”. The two sides are posturing now, with three games left in the regular season. But when the season ends, Shanahan will be gone.
While Snyder would rather not have to pay off Shanahan’s contract, Glazer said that “he doesn’t care” about that. The Redskins are 3-10, and the coach’s relationship with the team’s prized quarterback seems to be bad and deteriorating further. If Glazer is right, Snyder believes it will be worth the payout to bring in someone else and get things going in the right direction.