With one year and $7 million remaining on his contract, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan will not resign from his job and actually would like to return to Washington next season as long as he can run the organization the way he wants, according to multiple sources. And despite speculation that the Redskins would fire Shanahan for cause, there is "no chance" that will happen in the words of a lawyer familiar with the contract. Shanahan intends to sit down with Redskins owner Dan Snyder at the end of the season to see if they can agree on an arrangement that would work for both sides. The arrangement would mean Snyder signing off on Shanahan playing the players he believes give the Redskins the best chance to win, a concept already in his contract but one he would like reinforced. Shanahan wants a commitment from Snyder that, if the coach believes a player such as Kirk Cousins deserves to play over Robert Griffin III, he will be allowed to make the move.
Mike Shanahan eyes return to Washington in 2014
ESPN | Dec 15