The Washington Redskins are now 0-4 and the blame is being pinned on NFL head coach Jay Gruden. Despite a short spell of success back in 2015, the franchise has once again fallen into a state of mediocrity. Some feel that his preference to stick with Case Keenum is one of the reasons although he made some changes in a losing effort to the New York Giants.

If ever he does get the axe, firing Gruden may not happen until the end of this NFL season at most. According to Ian Rapoport, sources claim that the 52-year-old coach's job is safe for now. The chances of him keeping his job could improve if he finds a way to turn things around. But at the rate that things are going, it would take a miracle for Gruden to keep his job.

Against the Giants, Gruden was forced to make a change. He turned to rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins instead and the 2018 NFL first-round pick looked pretty raw. He completed just nine of 17 passes for 107 yards and had three interceptions in the second half, Yahoo Sports reported.

Facing the New England Patriots next, the NFL Network reported that Gruden may try out another journeyman in Colt McCoy. The 33-year-old quarterback returned to full practice recently. He suffered from a broken right fibula back in December and underwent three surgeries. He complained about pain in his leg during the preseason so it will be interesting how he will hold up if he is used against the Pats.

Regardless if it will be Haskins or McCoy, the immediate thing needed by the Redskins is to finally win one. The last time they won an NFL regular season game was on December 17, 2018 when they won over the Jacksonville Jaguars. The only other win they have had since that time was an NFL preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons, 19-7.

Most agree that it would be surprising if the Redskins keep Gruden by this NFL season's end. However, he is not solely to blame for the Redskins' plight. Some feel that the blame should go to team president Bruce Allen, the brains behind the current roster. Pundits note a lack of vision in the long-term sense where Gruden is now caught in the middle. Should the 52-year-old be given the pink slip, heads will roll. It remains to be seen if Allen is included.

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Head coach Jon Gruden of the Oakland Raiders looks on against the Kansas City Chiefs during their NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on December 2, 2018 in Oakland, California. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images