Mike Shanahan said during training camp that he wouldn’t announce his starting quarterback until “right before” kickoff of the Redskins’ Week 1 game against the Giants. Instead, Shanahan has announced it six days in advance: He’s going with Rex Grossman.
For most of the offseason, Beck was considered the frontrunner for the job, as Shanahan and his son and offensive coordinator, Kyle Shanahan, had seemingly fallen in love with Beck’s potential to run their offense.
But ultimately, Shanahan has gone with the more experienced option. He’s going with Grossman.