Rex Grossman is lucky this blooper happened in the preseason.
Leading 6-3 late in the second half Friday evening against the Jets, Grossman wasn’t ready for a shotgun sack on a second down play on his own six-yard line. The ball bounced off his hands and over his head. Grossman turned around, bent over for the ball, but instead kicked it out of the end zone. (Yes, you should kick the ball. But first he fumbled, bobbled, and unsuccessfully tried to pick it up.)
Two points for the Jets.
Since this game doesn’t count, the play won’t go down in history with Dan Orlovsky’s famous run out of the back of the end zone a few years back. But it’s fun to have Sexy Rexy back in our lives, if only for the preseason.
(Incidentally, Grossman hasn’t looked too bad overall. His stats would look pretty solid if Santana Moss didn’t drop a beautifully thrown deep pass.)