Donovan McNabb was benched by Mike Shanahan late in Washington's loss to Detroit Sunday, raising questions about his future in Washington.
After being traded to the Redskins, McNabb made it clear he wanted to sign a long-term extension to finish his career with his new team.
An offer never came, and based on Sunday's developments the Redskins might already be prepared to move on without McNabb in the offseason.
The best option might be to build through the draft.
Barring a collapse down the stretch, Washington isn't likely to have a chance to select strong-armed prospects Andrew Luck or Ryan Mallett in the 2011 draft.
Free agency appears to be a far more realistic option as the 'Skins look to the future.
The free-agent crop of quarterbacks in the NFL is fairly impressive, headlined by Peyton Manning and Michael Vick.
Manning will almost certainly sign a new deal with the Colts, but Vick will be on the market and ready to command a huge contract.
In addition to those two stars, there are also plenty of reliable veterans on the market.
Here's a look at 10 NFL free-agent quarterbacks who could make an impact for the Redskins.