Washington Redskins: Examining the Rex Grossman Conundrum

Jesse ReedCorrespondent IAugust 12, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 01:  Rex Grossman #8 of the Washington Redskins jogs off the field after the Redskins failed to convert on third down against the Philadelphia Eagles during the secocnd half at Lincoln Financial Field on January 1, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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How in the world does Washington Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman still have a job?

After watching the Redskins game on NFL Network for the third time this weekend, I'm completely flummoxed by the fact that he's still getting paid to play this game. 

Honestly, he's so bad that it almost looks like he's doing it on purpose to win a bet or something. 

When Grossman throws the ball, he looks like my two-and-a-half-year-old son who doesn't have a clue where the ball will land when he lets it go. Grossman literally looks like he's closing his eyes out there and just heaving the ball in the general direction of where he thinks the receiver might be. 

And, it's not like this is a new development. Grossman has been bad ever since his days back in Chicago with the Bears. Can you imagine how good that 2006 Bears team could have been with a decent quarterback behind center?

Grossman was a walking time bomb for the Bears in 2006, and he hasn't changed his ways since. 

He has always had a strong arm, but accuracy has been a major issue throughout his career—see his career pass-completion percentage of 55.2 percent and his touchdown-to-interception numbers.

He occasionally has moments of clarity whereupon he channels Dan Marino and puts on a clinic for a day, hitting his receivers in stride and making unbelievably difficult throws. Those are few and far between though, and when Rex is bad, he's really bad. 

I can't really think of many quarterbacks that are worse than Grossman, except for maybe the third-string quarterback for the Detroit Lions, Kellen Moore. 

Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating a little bit, but I think I've made my point. 


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