Yesterday the Redskins made it official that our #2 pick in the draft was and is going to the starting Quarterback on September 9th when we open up the season against the Jonathon Vilma less New Orleans Saints. Shanahan’s official statement was “He’s the starter. Period.”. So I would say that is he is pretty emphatic about RG3 starting for the team considering he is usually fairly guarded about his responses with the media. Shanahan had been non-committal since the draft about RG3 being named starter but after the rookie mini camp this weekend where RG3 apparently looked impressive (as impressive as somebody can look in a rookie minicamp), he decided it was time to make the announcement.