Report: Redskins fire Zorn
Jim Zorn has been fired as the head coach of the Washington Redskins, the team announced Monday morning.
The Redskins were 4-12 this season, capped by a 23-20 loss to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. It was the team's worst record in 15 years. Zorn as 12-20 in two seasons as the Redskins head coach.
"The status quo is not acceptable," said Bruce Allen, Washington's new executive vice president and general manager, in a statement. "I felt it was necessary to not waste a moment of time to begin building this team into a winner."
Allen said Zorn was informed of the decision shortly after the team returned from San Diego.
Zorn left team headquarters with a security escort around 4:45 a.m. without commenting, according to The Washington Post.
The Redskins were expected to hold a press conference around noon ET to announce what had been speculated about and rumored on for months, ever since Washington lost to Detroit in Week 3. Zorn later was stripped of his play-calling responsibilities prior to a Oct. 26 game against Philadelphia.
One Redskins player said the team has called a team meeting for 11:30 a.m. Monday, at which time the players are expected to be debriefed about what happened with Zorn and what direction this team will go. With Zorn out of the picture, the focus will shift to whether Redskins owner Daniel Snyder can do enough to lure former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan to Washington.