Rex Grossman's Days Should Be Numbered With Redskins

By Ricky Allen
Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s a question to Washington Redskins fans: Have we forgotten about Rex Grossman … again?

This guy has managed to once again stay below the radar. And like previous seasons, he’ll pop out just in time to sign a one-year deal. However, I think Grossman has worn out his welcome. The era of him lingering around for a couple of snaps in the season should be over this year. The last time we heard from Grossman was more than two years ago. With a 72.4 QB rating, combined with 265 completions for 3,151 yards, there’s got to be someone out there that’s looking for a gunslinger. This is one of two reasons the Redskins would draft a quarterback.

The other reason is if they trade Kirk Cousins. In fact, all of Grossman’s reasons for being re-signed are out of date. He knows the offense? Grossman has been with the team since 2011, but the Mike Shanahan era is over. Robert Griffin III enters the 2014 season in complete recovery from his leg injury. Cousins could be traded, which will free up space and money for a new rookie backup. Grossman will be irrelevant in knowledge and experience.

It’s only a one-year deal? With the salary cap money freed up for the Redskins, they will need all the money they can get to bring in valuable talent at other positions. Any way you cut it, he’s still worth $960,000. Grossman isn’t playing as insurance anymore for the Redskins. He’s not even a “just in case” quarterback. He’s taking up space and money. He needs to go, now.

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