Not only will Robert Griffin III not start on Sunday, he won't even be the Redskins' backup.
Eleven-year veteran Rex Grossman, who last threw a pass in a regular season game in 2011, will back up Kirk Cousins, who will be Washington's starter on Sunday. RGIII will be inactive, according to Jeff Darlington of NFL Network.
The 33-year-old Grossman, who took the Bears to Super Bowl XLI, has 56 career touchdown passes and 60 interceptions.
Redskins players have been told Rex Grossman will backup Kirk Cousins on Sunday -- and Robert Griffin III will be inactive.
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) December 11, 2013
I asked player who told me that info if he believed health is truly the reason for RG3 benching: "I believe that's the best way to sell it." — Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) December 11, 2013