Washington’s Week One quarterback spot was always John Beck’s job to lose.
Beck didn’t leave anything to chance Friday night, all but guaranteeing he will get the call for the Redskins against the Giants on September 11. The BYU product completed 14-of-17 passes for 140 yards against the Colts.
Buoyed by a dominant running game, Beck led the Redskins to 16 points in the first half against Indy. (3 field goals and a touchdown.) Washington kept bogging down in the red zone, but Beck didn’t make any bad decisions.
After a slow start to camp because of a groin injury, Beck is healthy again. Most impressive was Beck’s pocket presence. He evaded the rush and moved well. It should be noted that the Colts never show up in the preseason, and they have been absolutely steamrolled two straight weeks.
That’s not Beck’s concern. The Shanahans were looking for any reason to make Beck the starter, and he made the decision easy Friday.
UPDATE: Rex Grossman didn’t lead the Redskins to any points. He threw for 88 yards on 12 attempts with an interception. Ballgame.