Redskins switch to Colt McCoy, bench Robert Griffin III

The Washington Redskins have benched quarterback Robert Griffin III and are replacing him with Colt McCoy for Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Griffin III has been ineffective.

The Redskins traded three first-round draft picks and a second-round draft pick to the St. Louis Rams to move up in the draft to select the former Baylor star.

Griffin is a former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

He's battled knee injuries and hasn't advanced as a quarterback.

Griffin III had a poor relationship with former coach Mike Shanahan.

Griffin III has had accuracy issues this season and often takes sacks. He has missed reads on open receivers frequently.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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