I think it's safe to say that Shanahan is quietly "shopping" Kirk Cousins. For RG3 to not take a single snap during pre-season, but being able to immediately start Week 1 is pretty ridiculous and obvious, to me at least. It's the Matt Schaub scenario all over again before signing with Houston. Clearly, unless somebody here or out of Washington spends every minute with Griffin and his Doctors, I can't imagine him not being able to play into the third and fourth game even two series per game. Adrianne Peterson had one of the most horrific knee injuries of this generation and played just fine during the pre-season last year, before going onto to having one of the best NFL seasons for a running back. (I know AP is not from this planet). The worse thing about his decisions is now causing a little dissension with his young quarterback, who has become a little frustrated and bothered by this. The last thing Shanahan wants to create is mild turmoil even in the slightest with his future. He already knows what he has in Cousins and unless RG3 sustains another horrific season ending injury in his sophomore year, in no way shape or form is going to change his bets and go "all in" with Cousins as Washington's future. This is clearly (in my opinion) a tactical but quiet move on his part, advertising just how good Cousins may be to generate a trade with another NFL team next year or even this year. Who knows.