Rex Grossman: “I definitely feel like I’m the starter, but I’m not even signed yet”

AP

Nothing screams Lockout 2011 more than John Beck and a vaguely depressing quarterback controversy in Washington.

Cindy Boren of the Washington Post has dubbed it Quarterback Controversy Lite, and the various interviews from Beck has helped fuel the fire the last few days.  Rex Grossman, the forgotten man, finally chimed in Wednesday.

“If you ask me, I definitely feel like I’m the starter, but I’m not even signed yet. I’m assuming a lot of things here,” Grossman said on ESPN 980, via Boren.

Grossman called Beck a “great guy” and would expect him to say he’s the starter too.  When asked who should be the starter, Grossman made it clear he expects to be back in Washington.

“I’m not going to say John Beck. I’m going to say me if I’m going to pick somebody. I would like this to be answered by the coaches and decided by competition,” Grossman said.

If the Redskins saw Grossman as the starter, they would be quietly pushing him as the starter through the media like they are with Beck. (Grossman isn’t signed, but that’s largely Shanahan’s choice.  And Alex Smith being un-signed hasn’t stopped the 49ers from calling him the starter.)

The Redskins aren’t pushing Grossman behind the scenes, which is one reason why he’s more likely to Beck’s backup or playing elsewhere.

45 responses to “Rex Grossman: “I definitely feel like I’m the starter, but I’m not even signed yet”

  1. Grossman contorted his body painfully at the last moment to make sure he wasn’t left out of the picture.

  2. You have quite the exciting QB battle there, Redskins fans. I’m sure you’re pumped.

  3. A month ago there was going to be a run on quarterbacks. Now it looks like they’ll be piled up in the remainder bins.

  4. “As they round the clubhouse turn, it looks like “Black And Tan”, by a jaw, with “Mopey Mormon” on the inside. “Wrecks” is stumbling badly on the outside and appears to be well out of the race.”.

  5. OMG…………Rex is hillarious. Yes, he is “assuming a lot of things”…..most notably the fact that he stills believes he is good or was at one time or another.

  6. I would like to throw my name into the hat as the starting QB for the 4skins…LMAO.

    I am so glad Shanny and co landed with this org. This is so comical and we all know one thing if we do have a season. 4skins have last place secured. LMAO.

  7. “I definitely feel like I’m the starter, but I’m not even signed yet”

    …this is an unfinished quote….it should have the concluding statement as well. “…because I’m Rex Grossman.”

  8. “(Grossman isn’t signed, but that’s largely Shanahan’s choice….”

    Isn’t the fact that Grossman isn’t signed maybe due to the lockout? Shanny couldn’t sign him if he wanted could he?

  9. As a Redskins fan im laughing at both of these bums..We still have a weak ass O Line.. Im ready for Andrew luck or Matt Barkley !!!

  10. remember, Peyton Manning is a free agent and Snyder has a big deep check book. Think he might out-bid the colts?

    seriously, think about it. $100M to Fat Albert, $150M to Manning?

    LMAO….been waiting weeks to say that…finally the chance

  11. ditkastache says:May 18, 2011 2:55 PM

    I definitely feel like the CEO, but I haven’t gotten my promotion yet.
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    I feel like the President of the US, I just haven’t been elected YET and look forward to competition for the job…..LMFAO

  12. @shaggytoddle

    If you actually believe that Sexy Rexy is a better QB than Tony Romo (and you’re not just spouting some fan boy trash), you need to watch more football. On the plus side, with talent evaluation skills like yours, a front office job with the ‘Skins should be in your future. Good luck working for Danny, but take my advice and rent.

  13. boysroll says:
    May 18, 2011 3:03 PM
    I would like to throw my name into the hat as the starting QB for the 4skins…LMAO.

    I am so glad Shanny and co landed with this org. This is so comical and we all know one thing if we do have a season. 4skins have last place secured. LMAO
    ———————————————————————–

    Wow!!!I mean really? Did anyone see this comment coming from boysroll. What type of creative and intelligent mind thinks of things like this to post. I am umm ,truly impressed . He must be a Dallas Cowboy Fan . Let me just say it again , “WOW”!!!

  14. I feel like I’m an NFL starter too.

    Oh wait, I’m middle aged and haven’t played football since 2nd string in college.

    Nevermind

  15. rex gross… cmon man….. really? your technically not on a team…. in an NFL that doesn’t exist and your competetion is John Beck….

    hell i have the same chances of being QB of the redskins

  16. Hmmm can anyone say last place in the NFC east ???? If that’s the qb battle , I might as well start working out to compete . Both stink and the redskins are a joke . Brings a smile to my face just thinking of all the pick 6s and sacks that they will give up to the eagles next year . Thank god for Danny Snyder and his horrible way of running the team . go birds !!!!!

  17. boysroll says:
    May 18, 2011 3:03 PM
    I would like to throw my name into the hat as the starting QB for the 4skins…LMAO.

    I am so glad Shanny and co landed with this org. This is so comical and we all know one thing if we do have a season. 4skins have last place secured. LMAO
    ———————————————————————–

    Wow!!!I mean really? Did anyone see this comment coming from boysroll. What type of creative and intelligent mind thinks of things like this to post. I am umm ,truly impressed . He must be a Dallas Cowboy Fan . Let me just say it again , “WOW”!!!

    I bet he could play for the Redskins. Or anything professional football team. He is after all 7 foot 8, 475 lbs and can bench press Albert Haynesworth, remember.

  18. Realistically, what is he supposed to say, “Starter? Nah I feel like a career backup!” I like the confidence, and honestly wouldn’t mind this guy as a backup for a few games. I look at the backup qb role as a guy who could hold down the fort. Rex can probably do that. That being said, I don’t think he’s taking you to the playoffs.

  19. jhorton83 says: May 18, 2011 2:52 PM

    “You have quite the exciting QB battle there, Redskins fans. I’m sure you’re pumped.”

    In my best Dangerfield impression: “You have no idea.”

    Oh and ya gotta love littleboysroll….all kinds of smack talk about the crappy Redskins and all kinds of talk about how awesome his team is yet they shared the same record and Dallas is supposedly an “elite team”. Hey smokesboyspole…how’d that picking ahead of the Redskins in this years draft feel? At least my team is in rebuilding mode, yours…Hah! Project some more, you have officially taken over the mantle from Vox as PFT kicktoy and village idiot! Be proud little one!

  20. Ah, poor Rex. The man who made Kyle Orton look good.

    Give up on the starter thing, Rex. Be a back-up. Be the best back-up you can be. Take the Kerry Collins road. He did it well, and if you work hard, you can too.

    And above all, stop talking to the media until you actually accomplish something.

  21. In other news Rex Grossman also states he feels like an icon and and entertainer.

  22. Sir, if you don’t think you can beat out John-freakin-Beck from ‘dont have a girl in ya dorm room university’ —–> you need to hang it up. Just saying.

  23. DC… pray for a 16 game LOCK OUT. Sorry Mikey, you don’t have Elway to break your mile high fall this time and I don’t think that Theisman with his glass leg wants to give it another try.

  24. 1bigtex says:
    May 18, 2011 3:24 PM
    @shaggytoddle

    If you actually believe that Sexy Rexy is a better QB than Tony Romo (and you’re not just spouting some fan boy trash), you need to watch more football. On the plus side, with talent evaluation skills like yours, a front office job with the ‘Skins should be in your future. Good luck working for Danny, but take my advice and rent.
    ____________________

    I have a couple questions for you.

    How many Superbowls has Rex Grossman help his team to?

    How many NFC Championship games has Romo help his team to?

    That being said who would be closer to being a Superbowl QB?

    It was a sarcastic comment, but if you would like to take it all personal I would more than happy to point out some facts for you.

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