Houston Rexans: Grossman to Sign With Houston

Clay CunninghamCorrespondent IJune 11, 2009

CHICAGO - NOVEMBER 09:  Rex Grossman #8 of the Chicago Bears throws a pass against the Tennessee Titans at Soldier Field on November 9, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. The Titans won 21-14.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)


According to a report on NFL.com, former Bears Quarterback Rex Grossman is poised to sign a one-year deal with the Houston Texans, where he will compete with former Lion Dan Orlovsky, to backup Matt Schaub.

Honestly, this signing surprises me a bit. Considering how badly Grossman's name has been dragged through the mud around the NFL, I assumed the best chance he had to sign with another team would be as a backup to a team with a set-in-stone QB, like New Orleans or Indianapolis.

For the Texans, he will be playing behind arguably the most injury prone human being on the face of the earth in Schaub. With this and the fact he's surrounded by a ton of offensive talent, Rex has a real chance to prove he can succeed in a less hostile environment than he constantly faced in Chicago.

Can he do it? Maybe, maybe not. I'm really just glad I no longer have to deal with the circus first hand.

Good luck, Rex.