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It pains me to say it, but John Beck will be the QB of the Redskins in 2011-12. John Beck is nearing 30 and has yet to do anything in the NFL. If he succeeds, it will be an anomaly.
Shanahan is a big fan of Beck and rated him as the highest quarterback of the 2007 NFL draft. Do not put too much stock in that statement as the other quarterbacks of the 2007 class include such names as JaMarcus Russell, Brady Quinn and Kevin Kolb, none of which have had any form of success at the NFL level. Yet Kolb is still getting courted at the QB position as if he is a franchise changer (still trying to figure that one out).
Rumors have been swirling around the Bronocs and Titans where the Skins would trade Haynesworth for either Kyle Orton or Vince Young. I wouldn't mind, in fact, I would like to see Orton as the starting QB for the Skins. He threw for 20 TDs last year and only nine INTs. In reality, I do not see the Broncos trading for Haynesworth, especially since they already have Elvis Dumervil and newly drafted Von Miller to get in the backfield and cause havoc.
In terms of Vince Young, he knows how to win, but I do not see him working well in Shanahan's system. Shanahan would rather get players for his system than make a system based on his players.
Rex Grossman did not show enough to be the starter of the Redskins and Donovan McNabb played poorly his first year in Washington. Although these two could get another chance if Beck struggles, neither of them should be viable options for Shanahan.
Redskins fans have to hope that either Shanahan is a genius or that a deal is made in terms of the quarterback position. If worst comes to worst, the Skins can hope for a bad enough year to land franchise QB Andrew Luck in next year's draft.