Report: Dan Snyder was the driving force behind trading for RG3

Some people might believe Mike Shanahan wanted to trade up for Robert Griffin III, but that’s not true.

According to Mike Silver of the NFL Network via NFL.com,  Redskins owner Dan Snyder was the driving force behind the trade that brought RG3 to Washington D.C.

As it turns out, owner Daniel Snyder was actually “receptive” to Shanahan’s idea of preserving the franchise quarterback to ensure a full offseason.

The fissure between head coach and owner originated when Snyder surrendered a “king’s ransom” for the opportunity to draft Griffin, according to NFL Media columnist Michael Silver. Contrary to previous speculation, it was Snyder — not Shanahan — who was the “impetus” behind the blockbuster trade, per Silver.

The fissure between head coach and owner originated when Snyder surrendered a “king’s ransom” for the opportunity to draft Griffin, according to NFL Media columnist Michael Silver. Contrary to previous speculation, it was Snyder — not Shanahan — who was the “impetus” behind the blockbuster trade, per Silver.

Shanahan is obviously trying to get fired.  Which is why he benched RG3.