Report: Grossman to start for Redskins on Sunday

Posted Dec. 17, 2010 @ 11:20 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

QB Rex Grossman will replace Donovan McNabb as the Redskins' starter this Sunday in Dallas, according to Kelli Johnson of CSN Washington.

McNabb has struggled this season, throwing more interceptions (15) than touchdowns (14). But the 34-year-old was coming off a decent start against Tampa Bay in which he threw a pair of touchdown passes without turning the ball over.

Grossman has played in one game this season, completing 4-of-7 pass attempts for 44 yards. He has not started a game since Week 10 of the 2008 season, his last year in Chicago.

The way we see it

The locker room is divided on head coach Mike Shanahan's decision, which shows the coach has no trust in his signalcaller. McNabb has suffered through injuries and is no longer the type of mobile quarterback that Shanahan would like to have under center.  

McNabb is probably done in Washington. This is more of a statement than a belief that Grossman is the guy by any stretch. The team likely will release McNabb but could trade him in the offseason to a team like Arizona, Minnesota or San Francisco among others.

It has been a strange season for McNabb, getting traded, then benched late in the game at Detroit in Week Eight, signed to an extension during the team's bye week, now benched again. The extension, though, has very little guaranteed money, so it's not going to cost the Redskins much to release him if they so choose.