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Redskins interested in Rex Grossman

p1_grossman2.jpgIt’s fitting, we suppose, that a year after the Broncos welcomed with open arms a failed former Bears quarterback, the former Broncos coach would be interested in another one.

A league source tells us that the Washington Redskins are interested in Rex Grossman.

Grossman, a first-round draft pick in 2003, left the Bears for the Texans in 2009.  He won the backup job behind Matt Schaub, who had a Pro Bowl season. 

The offensive coordinator last year in Houston, Kyle Shanahan, is now the offensive coordinator in Washington.  (Thanks, Rosenthal, for pointing out something I should have realized on my own.  Sleep deprivation and/or age is a bitch.)

We’re not quite sure, but we think we just heard a loud chorus of profanity from 240 miles away from our location in North Central West Virginia.

For his career, the boom-or-bust Grossman has a passer rating of 69.5.  He led the Bears to the Super Bowl in 2006, with a passer rating of 73.9.

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  1. birdmancometh says: Mar 5, 2010 1:09 PM

    Well then he sucks…but if he would have WON that Super Bowl he’d be one of the best of all time.

  2. quadya says: Mar 5, 2010 1:09 PM

    there looking at him as a back up right…….right??

  3. SliKRiK says: Mar 5, 2010 1:10 PM

    lmao! I hope the skins sign this bum! It’ll make for a good joke when I talk football with my redskin fan buddies.. hahahahaa

  4. Qship04 says: Mar 5, 2010 1:10 PM

    We have now entered the twilight zone…

  5. Other Bears says: Mar 5, 2010 1:14 PM

    Broncos welcomed a failed former Bears QB? First of all, if you look at his record, he wasn’t by any means failed and before he went to Denver, he was getting better. Second, he wasn’t a former Bears QB when he went to the Broncos. He was their current starting QB. Genius.

  6. DolphinDan says: Mar 5, 2010 1:15 PM

    LOL

  7. Zach says: Mar 5, 2010 1:15 PM

    Nooooo Please I take it back… don’t trade back to the middle of the first round to get more picks and then use your first pick on a O linemen. Draft Jimmy…. Draft Sam anything but Rex EFFIN Grossman!

  8. Opie says: Mar 5, 2010 1:15 PM

    Is Jared Lorenzen not available?

  9. Whines_Hard.86 says: Mar 5, 2010 1:16 PM

    Wow… That’s all I can say…

  10. Thoro says: Mar 5, 2010 1:16 PM

    So Florio, any words on the fact that Redskins GM Bruce Allen just confirmed that they never even attempted to get Peppers? or any of the other “Sexy” FA’s available? Weren’t they supposed to make it rain money as you had predicted??? LOL!!!

  11. redskinchip says: Mar 5, 2010 1:17 PM

    You have to be kidding me it’s not April Fools Day yet

  12. rfranks1 says: Mar 5, 2010 1:18 PM

    “We’re not quite sure, but we think we just heard a loud chorus of profanity from 240 miles away from our location in North Central West Virginia.”
    what does this mean??

  13. MN Boise Fan says: Mar 5, 2010 1:19 PM

    The headline might as well as read: Redskins not interested in improving roster of terrible team

  14. Tony Alexander says: Mar 5, 2010 1:19 PM

    ugh… all this great redskin news today – I am going back to dial-up

  15. azbears says: Mar 5, 2010 1:19 PM

    Rex would be a good fit for the Redskins scheme. I dont’ think he is a horrible quaterback, it seems he just has never had an Oline to help him out. He could be a solid backup with the Skins.

  16. Cut Da Jokes says: Mar 5, 2010 1:20 PM

    He back up Matt Schaub last year….Kyle Shanahan is the new offensive coordinator…makes sense. I still think he is a bum!

  17. Florio-is-a-tool says: Mar 5, 2010 1:20 PM

    Isn’t he something like the laziest QB in NFL history (outside that fat guy in Oakland)?

  18. OranjelloJones says: Mar 5, 2010 1:20 PM

    There’s a loud chorus of profanity coming from 240 miles the other direction too. Grossman…seriously Bruce? They wait to do this AFTER I’ve payed off my season tix!
    *&^%!

  19. Howie Handles says: Mar 5, 2010 1:20 PM

    “Well then he sucks…but if he would have WON that Super Bowl he’d be one of the best of all time.”
    No he wouldn’t. They would have one in spite of him. He’d be a SB winning QB, just like guys like Rypien, Dilfer, Hostetler, and some of the other guys whose teams won the SB, not the QB. He’s got a good arm, but happy feet, and he doesn’t seem to have the work ethic, or maybe the smarts, to progress in his career.

  20. Scott B says: Mar 5, 2010 1:20 PM

    Grossman was overated coming out of college on a very good team that covered his short comings. While he did have one decent year (remember he started hot then got cold) that’s not enough. I guess if the Skins want a guy with some NFL years as a back up, OK. But I hope the are thinking him to be #1 QB

  21. munkihed25 says: Mar 5, 2010 1:22 PM

    I wish the hampsters took a break – I could’ve gone without reading this story.

  22. rfranks1 says: Mar 5, 2010 1:23 PM

    We’re not quite sure, but we think we just heard a loud chorus of profanity from 240 miles away from our location in North Central West Virginia.
    what??

  23. danfitzger says: Mar 5, 2010 1:24 PM

    quadya says:
    March 5, 2010 1:09 PM
    there looking at him as a back up right…….right??
    Todd Collins was let go, so it makes sense that they’d look for a backup who is familiar with Kyle Shanahan (god I hope thats all they expect from him)

  24. DolphinDan says: Mar 5, 2010 1:26 PM

    This guy must have an incredible personality or an unmatched football mind. There is no way in hell anyone wants him for his ability to throw the ball. If he ends up the Redskins starting QB you might as well change the name to the Foreskins.

  25. RaiderRedleg says: Mar 5, 2010 1:35 PM

    rfranks1 says:
    March 5, 2010 1:18 PM
    “We’re not quite sure, but we think we just heard a loud chorus of profanity from 240 miles away from our location in North Central West Virginia.”
    what does this mean??
    ___________________________________
    I believe that is how far it is from “Commissar” Florio’s beloved HQs in West Virginia to Washington D.C. (Home of the Redskins).

  26. JoeFlaccosUniBrow says: Mar 5, 2010 1:36 PM

    @MNBoiseFan says: “The headline might as well as read: Redskins not interested in improving roster of terrible team”
    I think the headline might as well read: Redskins improving their roster to win the #1 Draft Pick Game.

  27. realitypolice says: Mar 5, 2010 1:38 PM

    birdmancometh says:
    March 5, 2010 1:09 PM
    Well then he sucks…but if he would have WON that Super Bowl he’d be one of the best of all time.
    =======================
    Um……yeah……just like all other QB’s who win one super bowl are considered the best of all time. Because God knows you can’t have a list of all time great QBs without the following:
    Trent Dilfer
    Doug Williams
    Mark Rypien
    Brad Johnson
    Jeff Hostetler
    Rex would have proudly joined this list had they won that game.
    *eyes rolling*

  28. Tony Alexander says: Mar 5, 2010 1:39 PM

    On second thought… it could be worse. I could be a Raiders fan…or a Redskin fan faced with the prospect of Ja’Bustus Russel at the helm!

  29. ArtModellsPimp says: Mar 5, 2010 1:42 PM

    As long as you’re in the bottom of the barrel, Derek Anderson, anyone?

  30. HailYeah says: Mar 5, 2010 1:43 PM

    That profanity you heard was actually from my house in Culpeper, Virginia. REX GROSSMAN?!?!?!?!?!?……..REX…….GROSSMAN?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

  31. Junior says: Mar 5, 2010 1:44 PM

    How is it fitting?? Shanahan had nothing to do with the Donkeys when they got Orton last year, he was already out the door.
    Either you really need some sleep or you’re an idiot. I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt on this one.

  32. rfranks1 says: Mar 5, 2010 1:46 PM

    oh im in morgantown wva which is in north central wva. where is florio’s headquarters??

  33. skinsforlife35 says: Mar 5, 2010 1:47 PM

    How can you guys bitch and complain at this signing?? He’s not going to be starting, he’s not going to be in competition to start, he would be a BACKUP. Which if you guys have noticed, we released Todd Collins bringing forth the ultimate conclusion we NEED a replacement. Grossman was the back up in Houston, which means he played under our new offensive coordinator and already knows the system. To me this is a logical signing in case JC goes down…and don’t start talking nonsense about Colt “dan quisenberry” Brennan be given a shot, he has no hips left to break.

  34. Branephood says: Mar 5, 2010 1:48 PM

    DolphinDan says:
    March 5, 2010 1:26 PM
    This guy must have an incredible personality or an unmatched football mind. There is no way in hell anyone wants him for his ability to throw the ball. If he ends up the Redskins starting QB you might as well change the name to the Foreskins.
    I thought they were already named the Foreskins, that’s all I’ve called them for years. I for one hope they sign another bum to bolster a roster full of bums to solidify their stranglehold on 4th place in the NFC East.

  35. My Coke Can says: Mar 5, 2010 1:56 PM

    Redskin fans, dont pay attention to the haters. We got the coach we wanted, Vinny is gone (somewhat), and WE have a owner that throws piles of cash unlike half the owners in the league. Let Shanny and Allen finish cleaning up this mess.
    Going to be a long year next year though but this had to be done, should have been done 2 years ago.

  36. T3d Strik3r says: Mar 5, 2010 1:58 PM

    realitypolice says:
    March 5, 2010 1:38 PM
    Trent Dilfer
    Doug Williams
    Mark Rypien
    Brad Johnson
    Jeff Hostetler
    ——
    You forgot about Eli Manning.

  37. Tony Alexander says: Mar 5, 2010 1:59 PM

    DolphinDan:
    There is a whale at Sea World waiting for you… and by the way, do Dolphins have foreskin?

  38. boysroll says: Mar 5, 2010 2:00 PM

    OMG…wait until my boys knock campbell soup out. Grossman comes in….this is hilarious. great job allen and company. What a bunch of dopes?
    love it….

  39. Pickford says: Mar 5, 2010 2:01 PM

    I’m sorry, but if you guys honestly believe he’s being brought in to be the starter, then I want whatever your smokin’.
    It’s obvious that Shanahan wants to bring in a back-up that knows the system. Kyle knows what he’s capable of as much as anyone, and if he was a back-up QB over there, then why would he become a starter over here?
    The Skins just let go of Todd Collins and they need a back-up QB. They still have the No 4 pick in the draft, and they are probably going to take Sam Bradford.
    I swear, the haters act like the Skins are still going to make bone-headed decisions with a new FO. Give Bruce Allen and Shanahan some credit here.

  40. favres_right_tendon says: Mar 5, 2010 2:03 PM

    No Peppers, No Dansby, No Rolle, No Chester Taylor….but you want to sign Rex Grossman? I guess things really have changed in Washington and I have to say I don’t like it. Overspending for overrated players was getting old but to be asleep at the wheel while quality players are signing elsewhere and focusing on guys like Rex Grossman?

  41. GBean01 says: Mar 5, 2010 2:07 PM

    No faith in shanahan? This could be the smartest move in a long time for the skins. This frees up campbell to be traded or ideally be picked up by another team, netting the skins another 1st round pick. With two first rounders the skins could conceivably move up to get bradford over st louis, or take bradfrod/clausen without moving up and still have a 1st round pick left to address o-line or defensive back. Even better if the skins can sign pashos and clifton on top of all that they could take a top safety like earl thomas or taylor mays with the additional 1st round pick. Shanahan’s working his magic already i say…

  42. The Van Buren Boys says: Mar 5, 2010 2:10 PM

    Rex Grossman, REALLY??? Hey, I also hear that Tim Couch, Ryan Leaf, and Akili Smith are also available, LOL! Good luck with all that Redskins fans.

  43. Pickford says: Mar 5, 2010 2:13 PM

    Actually, they’re focusing on OL for the moment, as far as we hear.

  44. diesel says: Mar 5, 2010 2:34 PM

    I gotta admit, as a Skins fan, I was not too thrilled when I saw this headline. But I’ve convinced myself they’re only interested in Rex as a backup, so no need to get too worked up.
    Still holding out hope the Skins stick with Campbell for next year and take Okung at #4. Campbell isn’t an elite QB, but he’s good, and he might even be a little better with better protection.
    For the love of God, get an O-line!

  45. boysroll says: Mar 5, 2010 2:36 PM

    bring back heather shuler or weurfell……it is comical watching this dysfunctional org yr to yr…bunch of clowns running this operation from the midget weasel dork wonder boy on down….LMAO.

  46. cesarwins says: Mar 5, 2010 2:57 PM

    Anyone hear of a solid signal caller? Well Rex is a good one. He did a good job in Houston, he’s a professional, and can be a “back-up” quarterback you can rely on more than an unproven rookie at this point. I think many Skins fans are caught up in the Snyder what can you buy me now era.. lol… This a good base point at the QB position we currently have for the Redskins. It’s being able to understand routes, read defenses and find coverage weaknesses against your offense, etc… Rex can provide that for any group of QB’s Redskins have seeing that he knows Shanny Jr’s offense. If we get these Free Agent O-Linemen we want, along with good draft picks, Redskins will be moving in a solid direction. Sometimes I wonder about the best fans in football – too many haters stuck on bashing until its time to sing “Hail to The Redskins!! Hail Victory!!! Braves on the Warpath!!! FIGHT For Old DC!!!!”

  47. mzezulak says: Mar 5, 2010 2:59 PM

    Wow the Bears got Peppers and Danny boy is so upset he got outbid he signs our castoff QB and orders the alligator desks

  48. Bob Nelson says: Mar 5, 2010 3:02 PM

    I hope they sign Rex to a huge contract.
    He is a much much better QB than that Campbell bust.
    Go Show’em Rex!!

  49. Slug says: Mar 5, 2010 3:03 PM

    He wouldn’t be coming to start. He’s the depth QB w/ system experience..he’s Kyle’s “Todd Collins”. That is all.

  50. MagicMan407 says: Mar 5, 2010 3:05 PM

    Knock Campbell out and have Bradford or Clausen come in. Its obvious this is the route the Redskins are taking. Brennan will be cut pre-season. Grossman who knows Kyle Shanahans system will be a logical back up.. Freaking too many guys say “bum” this “bum” that what is this John Madden football? Show some class “Bums”.lol

  51. DeBoe says: Mar 5, 2010 3:10 PM

    “We’re not quite sure, but we think we just heard a loud chorus of profanity from 240 miles away from our location in North Central West Virginia.”
    Sounds like an interesting place to visit. Would that be somewhere on Middle Earth a bit south of the Shire perhaps? Or was it north by northwest.

  52. larr999777 says: Mar 5, 2010 3:52 PM

    You have to be kidding !!!

  53. Sceptorx says: Mar 5, 2010 4:40 PM

    What a joke, Florio you’ve been wrong on ALL your predictions, you didn’t have crediablilty with me anyways, but your obvious hatred for certain teams and constantly given wrong information is acurate.
    LOL

  54. TDHawk says: Mar 5, 2010 5:55 PM

    This is shocking. His numbers speak for themselves. Grossman arguably prevented HIS team from winning the Super Bowl. If he’s signed, Grossman will ultimately put to rest whether his head coach is a genius or if as many suspect it was Elway who made the D-Broncs.

  55. DieHardSkinsFan21 says: Mar 5, 2010 6:21 PM

    I can’t believe you even have a website with grabage news like this. Hey Florio, and any other IDIOT that believes this……THE SKY IS FALLING. Seriously, you can report anything you want without any consequence. I think for reporting hogwash like this you should suspend yourself.

  56. getsomeclass says: Mar 5, 2010 7:58 PM

    Some of you fools crack me up… and that starts with Florio.
    If they sign Rex (and that’s a big “if”) he provides something the team needs. Rex wouldn’t be brought in to compete for the starting job, that’s pretty obvious, so his numbers or prior records with other teams are irrelevant.
    This is what Mike and Kyle Shanahan and Bruce Allen could be thinking…
    1.) Teams need a minimum of 4 QB’s on the roster for OTA’s, mini-camps and training camp for drills and stuff.
    2.) With the release of Collins, the Skins need a back-up. I seriously don’t believe Shanahan thinks Colt is the answer, even as a back-up going into the season. Colt is as green as they come and he’s been laid up for the past year after 2 hip surgeries.
    3.) Rex knows the system and can help the other QB’s grasp the new language and terminology. New coaches always like to bring back-up QB’s with them from their old team. Anyone remember how Todd Collins got to D.C.? Al Saunders brought him along from the Chiefs to do the same thing… help teach the system and be a back-up.
    Here’s my prediction…
    By the start of the 2010 season, Colt Brennan will be cut. Campbell will be the starter. If they do sign Grossman, he could possibly be the primary back-up initially, all while Sam Bradford is being groomed to eventually become the starter and franchise QB for the next decade.

  57. ceetown22 says: Mar 5, 2010 10:21 PM

    rfranks1 says:
    March 5, 2010 1:18 PM
    “We’re not quite sure, but we think we just heard a loud chorus of profanity from 240 miles away from our location in North Central West Virginia.”
    what does this mean??
    _______________________________
    that would mean he is 240 miles from DC and can hear all of us ‘Skins fans SCREAMING “NO!!!!!!!”
    Think first, then talk (or post)
    HAIL!

  58. Rex Grossman says: Mar 6, 2010 4:34 PM

    You guys hate now, but I will bring the heat.

  59. djruetune says: Mar 8, 2010 3:51 AM

    I don’t think bringing in a back-up QB whom is familiar with the offense is such a bad idea. As a Skins fan, I’m putting faith in Allen & Coach Shanny until they prove otherwise. HTTR!!!

  60. GROSSMAN4MVP says: Mar 15, 2010 9:36 AM

    Grossman is a good guy with a BIG heart & if you can take the pain & heat he took in Chicago he can manage any situation…he will win over the Skins fans – or any city that is LUCKY enough to get him. I will be standing in line to buy my Grossman Jersey…don’t care WHAT team picks him up…even if it is a short line…

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