Ex-Bear Rex Grossman has started only three games since leaving the Bears in 2008 and only 11 games since leading the Bears to Super Bowl XLI.
Grossman signed on with the Houston Texans in 2009 and backed up Pro Bowl QB Matt Schaub all season. Last season, Grossman backed up Donovan McNabb with the Redskins. He started the last three games of the season and played pretty well.
He put together a QB rating of 81. 2, completed 74 0f 133 passes for 884 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions. He lost four fumbles, but that could of had to do with the Redskins banged up offense.
He is a free-agent this off-season, but believes he will be back with the Redskins as their starter. Veteran Donovan McNab clearly won’t be back, but last years third-stringer John Beck believes he will get his shot as their starter.
Grossman talked about his current situation on ESPN-980 AM in Washington. Here’s what he had to say:
“I definitely feel I’m the starter, but I’m not even signed yet,” Grossman said. “The coaches have to set the playing field and let us know what the situation is.”
On John Beck possibly taking over as the Redskins starter:
“I’m not going to say John Beck. I’m going to say me if I’m going to pick somebody. I would like this to be answered by the coaches and decided by competition,” Grossman said.
On if he still has what it takes to be an NFL starter:
“I feel I’m coming into the prime of my experience and I know what I can do well and what my weaknesses and strengths are and how it relates to this offense,” he said.
“I’ve been in crucial situations. I’ve been in the Super Bowl. I feel I’m so much better than I was then that I’d love to have the opportunity to have a full season with this offense and have a whole season to feel like this is my team. That’s what I want to happen.”
All quotes from USAToday.com
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