Now Shanahan has decided: Grossman will start on Sunday against the Cowboys.
Although Grossman threw two interceptions and the Redskins never got into the end zone in Sunday’s loss to the Dolphins, Shanahan said today that he thought Grossman had a good game in Miami.
“I was impressed by the way he played,” Shanahan said of Grossman.
Statistically, Grossman and John Beck have been comparable this season, with Grossman having a passer rating of 65.3 and Beck checking in at 72.1. All three wins have come with Grossman starting, however, and that may be the biggest difference in Shanahan’s mind.
But whoever Shanahan picks, this year’s Redskins are proving the old adage that if you have two quarterbacks, you really don’t have one.