The Washington Redskins’ new quarterback Mike Shanahan is on his way to Washington.
Shanahan’s tenure with the team is now in its sixth year.
In the past, Shanahan had a close relationship with RGIII.
But the relationship has been a little less than romantic over the years.
The two met when RGIII was an undrafted rookie out of Clemson in 2013.
When Shanahan was hired by the Redskins in March 2016, he hired RGIII as his quarterbacks coach.
“He was very easy to work with,” Shanahan said in a phone interview with the Tampa Bay Times.
It was his first time in a major college program.
Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has said that Shanahan’s success is due to his ability to learn from the best.
He’s a great leader and someone I’m really happy to be around,” RGIII said in his introductory press conference last week.
As a quarterback, RGIII is the best in the NFL.
This will be a great opportunity to work on the position and get a feel for the offense,” he said.
That being said, Shanahan has yet to win a game as a starter.
His struggles in the 2016 preseason, when he had two fumbles and was sacked seven times, were a blow.
After that, Shanahan was replaced by Robert Griffin II.
But RGIII’s time in Washington was a success.
With the team on the road in 2016, RG3 threw for 5,831 yards, 31 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.
And he also rushed for 3,732 yards, 41 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
In his first season in Washington, RG III was named to the Pro Bowl.
He was the only quarterback to lead the league in passer rating.
RGIII led the league with an average of 17.3 yards per attempt.
Also, in his first game with the Redskins, he threw for 3 touchdowns, rushing for 4.
The only other player in history to do so was Peyton Manning in 2012.
The next year, he was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.
All three of those accomplishments were the firsts for a quarterback in the league since 1989.
During the season, RGI was also named to three all-pro teams.
A year after his rookie season, the Redskins traded for RGIII, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, and RGIII signed a three-year, $58 million contract with Washington.
On Saturday, RGi will take on the Dallas Cowboys.
He will become the second quarterback to start in the franchise’s history, joining the former Washington player who started on the same team as RGIII in 1999.RGIII and RGII are expected to have a brief interaction in the season opener on Thursday night.
The Redskins will travel to Dallas for a Thursday night game.
The Redskins have the opportunity to host the Cowboys at FedEx Field.