The Washington Redskins’ leading receiver doesn’t want to change quarterbacks.
Santana Moss, who leads the team with 23 catches this season, said this morning that he thinks there is “no question” that Rex Grossman should remain the starter, even though he threw four interceptions before he was benched for John Beck on Sunday against the Eagles.
In fact, Moss is surprised that Redskins coach Mike Shanahan is even considering moving Beck above Grossman on the depth chart.
“That’s something that shouldn’t even be asked,” Moss said. “He deserves another shot. [Michael] Vick threw four picks last week and came back and played a hell of a game this week. Tom Brady threw four two weeks ago. I feel for the flow of the game yesterday it worked. It got a spark by bringing Beck in. That’s the luxury when you have two good quarterbacks. Beck can come in and do his thing when you need him, but I feel like you can’t give up on a guy because he had a bad outing.”
Beck played well off the bench on Sunday, completing eight of 15 passes for 117 yards and using his feet to score the Redskins’ only touchdown of the game. Based on what they did against the Eagles, it’s no contest: Beck should be the man.
But Moss thinks it’s too soon to make that decision.
“You just got give the man a shot,” Moss said. “If he don’t deserve it, we all would know. But you can’t go back further than [Sunday] and say well he didn’t give us a shot. We won those games. We lost one game before yesterday. You have to give the guy a shot. If he doesn’t succeed, do what needs to be done.”
In the next day or two, Shanahan may decide that what needs to be done is to bench Grossman for Beck, even if the Redskins’ No. 1 receiver doesn’t like it.