Jackson suggested that not everyone in the locker room was on board with Griffin starting over McCoy and felt it was his job to say something to the team.
"When the past decision was made for Colt to be benched and RGIII to come in and start, you kinda feel guys feeling a certain way about that," Jackson said. "In the locker room, I had to stand up and say something like, 'As players, that's not our job. We can't worry about that."
After Griffin was name the starter last Sunday for the first time since dislocating his ankle in Week 2, reports emerged that the decision was not coach Jay Gruden's, but rather "an owner- and general-manager-driven decision," and that Griffin had "alienated himself" from others in the locker room.
"The only thing we can worry about is going out on Sundays and play your best and put your best foot forward. You worry about what you're gonna do on the field, and let the coaches, the owners and everybody else have that relationship with RGIII or whoever's making that decision. As players, we gotta take care of what we can do," said Jackson.
In Griffin's first game back against the Minnesota Vikings last week, he threw a touchdown and interception across 251 yards in a 29-26 loss.
Washington (3-6) has a bye in Week 10.
- Molly Geary