Two years ago, Rex Grossman was thought to be ‘the guy’ in Washington, but he may not even be on the roster when next season starts up.
While we thankfully haven’t seen Grossman in a starting role for awhile now, he still served a purpose last year. Despite being on the bench, he played a big part in developing and preparing then-rookie quarterbacks Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins.
Well, with RG3 having the season he had and Cousins proving he is capable of leading this team, Grossman has become pretty expendable. Although it isn’t always the norm to keep just two quarterbacks on the roster, it may be best in this case.
According to Rich Tandler of RealRedskins.com, if RG3 is in fact 100%, Grossman may be cut so Washington can carry four tight ends instead of three quarterbacks. Rookie tight end Jordan Reed has a lot of potential and is a smarter choice for that 53rd roster spot than Grossman at this point in time.
I mean, why use a roster spot on a guy who won’t be playing instead of someone who could be contributing right away?
As of right now, there are four quarterbacks on the Washington Redskins including the three aforementioned passers and draft bust Pat White. The writing is probably already on the wall for White; he was signed more to keep the division-rival New York Giants at a disadvantage than to actually help the Redskins.
Head coach Mike Shanahan has a history of keeping just two quarterbacks on the roster, and if No. 10 is healthy, there’s no reason why he shouldn’t do the same this year.
Of course, if there’s any doubt surrounding his health, then Washington will more than likely retain Grossman. But given how well his rehab has been going, it isn’t likely.