Rex Grossman QB WAS May 06 '12
Coach Mike Shanahan confirmed that Rex Grossman will have to hold off Kirk Cousins to be the Redskins' backup quarterback coming out of training camp.
Grossman has a significant leg up on Cousins because of his knowledge of the offense and close friendship with OC Kyle Shanahan. The Skins also won't want to enter the season with two rookie quarterbacks. Should Robert Griffin III be injured or struggle out of the chute, Grossman would get the nod over Cousins.
Rex Grossman QB WAS Mar 18 '12
Re-signed on Saturday, Rex Grossman has acknowledged he won't be the Redskins' starting quarterback.
"I'm fully aware they're going to draft a quarterback," Grossman said. "Whatever my role will be, I want to be a part of this team, and turn this thing around." Grossman has been the quarterback the Redskins can't quit, but he will be Robert Griffin III's clipboard holder if all goes according to plan. John Beck is a candidate for release.
Rex Grossman QB WAS Mar 17 '12
Redskins re-signed QB Rex Grossman to a one-year contract.
Grossman's preference was to return to Washington throughout free agency, and it's doubtful any other team would have been willing to give him a contract. He'll serve in valuable role as veteran backup and mentor to projected No. 2 overall pick Robert Griffin III.
Rex Grossman QB WAS Jan 02 '12
Impending free agent Rex Grossman hopes to return to the Redskins in 2012.
"I really enjoy it here. I really enjoy this offensive system, what they're building here," Grossman said Sunday. "So I'd love for this to be the place where I end up." Grossman had better hope the feeling is mutual, because coming off a 25-turnover season that saw him complete only 57.9 percent of his passes, it's doubtful anyone else will be willing to give him a chance. The Redskins are likely to make a big push to draft a franchise quarterback next spring.
Rex Grossman QB WAS Dec 30 '11
Coordinator Kyle Shanahan acknowledges that the Redskins are still in search of a franchise quarterback.
Impending free agent Rex Grossman may be re-signed as a "bridge" QB, but Shanahan insists he doesn't "need a guy that's experienced" in his system as the starter. With five wins, the Redskins would have to trade up for Andrew Luck or perhaps Robert Griffin III.
Rex Grossman QB WAS Dec 14 '11
Coach Mike Shanahan said Rex Grossman is auditioning for the 2012 quarterback job.
Grossman signed a one-year deal with the Redskins in August, so he'll be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Still, a return would make some sense as he could serve as a bridge to whichever quarterback the team drafts in April. Since getting the starting job back from John Beck six games ago, Grossman has led the Redskins' offense to 20.4 points per game.
Rex Grossman QB WAS Dec 12 '11
Rex Grossman completed six passes of 20 yards or longer in Sunday's loss to the Patriots.
As any quarterback worth his salt has been able to do this season, Grossman was able to have his way downfield against the Patriots' 32nd ranked pass defense. Grossman has two more excellent matchups lined up for the final two weeks of the fantasy playoffs, getting the Giants' 29th ranked pass defense in Week 15 and Minnesota's 27th ranked unit in Week 16.
Rex Grossman QB WAS Dec 11 '11
Rex Grossman completed 19-of-32 passes for 252 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception as the Redskins fell to the Patriots in Week 14.
He also had a 49-yard scoring bomb "vultured" by PR Brandon Banks on a trick play. This was actually vintage "Good Rex," as he made several difficult throws into tight coverage and also exploited the New England zone defense when there were holes in the secondary, which was often the case on Jabar Gaffney's six receptions. Grossman's pick slipped through the hands of Santana Moss on the game's final play, so it wasn't necessarily the quarterback's fault. Grossman still won't be a standard-league fantasy option when the Redskins face the Giants in Week 15.