Black Jesus is dead.
Yesterday, the Washington Redskins named backup quarterback Kirk Cousins the starter over Robert Griffin III, finally confirming what Washington fans have felt for weeks and months and years: RGIII’s time in the nation’s capital is up. Barring an unfortunate occurrence, or a few, the QB for whom Dan Snyder mortgaged three future first-round draft picks and a second—the very future of the franchise—won’t take the field again this year. Barring one or some disasters, RGIII won’t be in Washington next year; it’s just as likely that his stint here ruined his career before it got started as it is he’ll go somewhere else and make the Hall of Fame. Either outcome will feel an indictment on the team he’s left behind.