Mike Shanahan has agreed to become the next head coach of the Washington Redskins, signing a five-year deal reportedly worth $7 million per season. Shanahan will be introduced as head coach this afternoon.
In the above article, Adam Schefter also answers the widely asked question of how much say Shanahan will have in football matters: "Shanahan will team with Redskins executive vice president and general manager Bruce Allen, but Shanahan will have the ultimate authority on football decisions." So that answers that question.
Whether or not that's a good thing, Shanahan's signing is still very important. But he does have his work cut out for him. Anyway, there will be more on this to follow.