Friday, March 19, 2010
Rex Grossman is a Redskin as a backup role
So this past Wednesday, the Redskins added another free agent by signing former Chicago Bears Quarterback Rex Grossman to a one-year deal. Grossman will likely be a backup to Jason Campbell in 2010.
Grossman was the backup QB for the Houston Texans last season under offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. With head coach Mike Shanahan hiring his son to call the offensive plays, it made sense to sign Grossman since he has some knowledge on Shanahan's offense.
I understand why Redskins fans don't like the signing because its Rex Grossman. He is a overrated QB who has more interceptions then touchdown, and he makes poor decisions. The only reason why he lead the Bears to the Super Bowl in 2006 is because of the Bears defense, which was ranked No.1.
Then again, it's not a bad signing for the Redskins. They needed a veteran backup QB since Todd Collins was released. Also, there wasn't that many other good quarterbacks left in free agency anyway. So adding a guy like Grossman who is familar with Shanahan's offense is not a bad idea. Signing other quarterbacks like Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn would be a bad idea.