After a 5-11 season that included a mid-season fiasco of six straight losses and losing four of the final five games of the season, the Redskins are faced with many questions and few answers. The question that looms above all else is squarely pegged at the quarterback position. Who will lead this team next year?
The Redskins featured the 14th-ranked passing offense last season, which seems extremely high considering the egregious amount of turnovers and the ineptitude that came from under center during 2011.
Rex Grossman and John Beck combined for 24 interceptions. Only two teams, the Eagles and Bills, threw more interceptions than the Redskins last season. The overall consensus here in DC is that the Redskins need a new quarterback. Very few (Rex Grossman, John Beck, maybe) would disagree.
Grossman was the 28th-ranked passer last season and will be 32 when the season begins. He is also a free agent. The Redskins will likely re-sign him, but only as a backup. If he is named the starter again, expect an uprising of mutiny at FedEx Field. Grossman threw 16 touchdowns and 20 interceptions in 13 games. And let's not forget the calamity in Philly where he threw four interceptions.
Beck will be 31 when the season begins. In his three starts last season, he threw two touchdowns to four interceptions and was sacked an incredible 15 times. Mildly put, these numbers are gross.
The Redskins have to find a franchise quarterback. And if they cannot find a franchise quarterback this season, then they must find a stop-gap quarterback for the next season or two that can at least keep the team competitive and vying for a playoff spot.
Only Shanahan and Co. know their master plan for the quarterback position next season, but presented are eight quarterback options better than the two the Redskins currently have.