The Washington Redskins have decided to part ways with head coach Jay Gruden after the team starts the 2019 season with five straight losses.
A division rival of the New York Giants has parted ways with their head coach. On Monday, the Washington Redskins announced they fired veteran head coach Jay Gruden. This comes after the team started the 2019 regular season with five straight losses.
Gruden had been in this position for Washington since 2014. He had a 35-49-1 record as their head coach.
The public relations department for the Redskins put out a statement on Monday.
“Through the first five games of the 2019 season, the team has clearly not performed up to expectations, and we all share in that responsibility,” they wrote. “Moving forward we are committed to doing all that we can collectively as an organization to turn things around and give our Redskins fans and alumni a team they can be proud of in 2019 and beyond.”
The organization will hold a press conference at 1:00 p.m. ET on Monday at Redskins Park.
Washington had suffered losses to the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bears, Giants, and New England Patriots. They’ve used three quarterbacks thus far.
In four games (four starts), Case Keenum completed 68.1% of his throws for 970 yards, seven touchdowns, and four picks.
In the one game rookie Dwayne Haskins played in (against the Giants), he was 9-for-17 with 107 yards, zero touchdowns, and three picks.
Veteran Colt McCoy has played and started in one game, the most recent loss to New England. The former Texas Longhorn was 18-for-27 with 119 yards, zero touchdowns, and one pick.
Offensive line coach Bill Callahan will become the team’s interim head coach.