Report: Redskins cut John Beck

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When the Redskins drafted Kirk Cousins with the 102nd overall pick in the draft, you knew there were going to be repercussions for the quarterbacks already on the team’s roster.

It doesn’t seem to haven taken long for those repercussions to be felt. Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network reported during the draft that the team has already parted ways with John Beck.

Neither the fact that the team would make the move nor the speed with which they reportedly made it is particularly surprising. With Robert Griffin III and Rex Grossman already on the roster, Cousins’ addition meant that he was fairly certain to be the third quarterback this year. The team has Jonathan Crompton on the roster as a camp/workout arm and that left no role for Beck.

As for the timing, the Redskins are better off using the roster spot on an undrafted free agent who could potentially help the team in 2012 instead of waiting to make a move involving Beck. Beck started three games for the Redskins last year before giving the job back to Grossman. He threw for 858 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. He’ll be shopping for another backup role this summer.

48 responses to “Report: Redskins cut John Beck

  1. Finally!!!

    Hey John Beck, I’ve heard of one Pizza Hut looking for a delivery guy… Just sayin’…

  2. I don’t like the Cousins pick because it means the coaches are gonna to have to coach up two guys in training camp, film study, drills etc. They should have just kept Grossman and Beck to help guide RGIII this year, then draft a backup next year or the year after.

  3. Having watched Crompton at Tennessee i can say that they would be better off with Beck as their “camp arm”…..They would be better off with a 1″x 8” with a mean face painted on it, than having Crompton do anything

  4. Say it ain’t so! Shanahan was so high on him last year. Everyone pretty much knee this move was coming. Beck wasn’t very good.

  5. No Way! Come on, the guy thinks he can be the starter. He’s the only one, but still…

    HTTR!

  6. By cutting Beck now the Redskins have given him a chance to sign early with another team and become their starter, earn All-Pro honors and win the Superbowl!

    And, yes, in case you were wondering, I did have bourbon for breakfast! No ice.

  7. Hallelujah! They should’ve released him after they found out that he can’t throw a pass over 10 yards.Knowing this guy he will still show up to the facility on Monday!

  8. but, but, shanny staked his reputation on beck…

    I guess his reputation as a mediocre coach with a huge ego is on the line

  9. Grossman to mentor? Please. He’s going to be miserable. 2 rookies in QB meetings all year, as a backup? Barf. He’s going to be the #2 guy because no chance they’re throwing Cousins in there when RGIII is injured.

  10. Beck says he’s sure the Redskins will bring him back before training camp to compete for the starting job with RGIII.

  11. Best quote ever was when ron rivera left bears dc to be sd dc… When they were going to play grossman an the bears said he knew they wld win b/c “grossman is a mental midget”…

  12. Wait a second!!! I thought everyone said the Redskins traded away all their picks for RGIII??? Who knew they had 8 more draft picks this year? Am glad they got rid of the delusional Beck, why would they want a guy around that didn’t know their role. Grossman understands why he is there, to teach RGIII the playbook and maybe what not to do. If he does it well then who knows maybe he will be around for a while. In the meantime I am happy with the draft, would have liked to draft a corner but am glad they got some OL help.

  13. The end of the John Beck era is upon us…..alas…..

    Anyhow, I’m thrilled with the draft thus far For Washington. They’ve adressed QB and O-Line, which is exaclty what they needed. Maybe they overpaid for RG3, maybe not. Time will tell, but I think Cousins is a good pick at a good spot, in case the naysayers are right. Why another RB, I don’t know….but otherwise I’m good with every pick

  14. Nobody should feel sorry for Grossman. He’s made millions of dollars in his career by being mediocre. How many jobs are there where you can do that?

  15. kliplee says:
    Apr 28, 2012 3:35 PM
    I don’t like the Cousins pick because it means the coaches are gonna to have to coach up two guys in training camp, film study, drills etc. They should have just kept Grossman and Beck to help guide RGIII this year, then draft a backup next year or the year after.
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    That sort of thinking is what got Bill Polian fired. The owner could not understand how the team was not better prepared at backup QB.

  16. beeronthefridge says: Apr 28, 2012 4:14 PM

    Another one of Ireland’s picks goes up in flames.

    Dallas drafted John Beck? I ask because Randy Meueller was the fins GM when he was drafted.

    Haters gonna hate I guess…

  17. Hahahaha…..didn’t the security guard ask him who the f he was when he showed up at redskins camp last season??

  18. I like the Cousins pick. Young guy, with good potential. Maybe another Matt Flynn. Develop him, let him show off a few games, and trade him for a 1 or 2 in 2015. Great pick Bruce.

  19. Every QB who starts for the redskins ends up a failure. After awhile you DC fans may start asking the reason why.

  20. He’s a really awesomely nice guy and all of DC was pulling for him to get a chance before the start of last season. All of DC was begging to see him play when Rex Grossman started throwing more than two picks a game. But then, unfortunately, we did see him play. Three games. As much as I like him as a guy, those performances were just brutal to watch. He just had no idea what to do once he got the snap.

    I hope he finds whatever it is that he is supposed to do in life … other than playing as an NFL quarterback. Great guy … but this probably just isn’t meant for him. Something else is.

  21. beeronthefridge says:
    Apr 28, 2012 4:14 PM
    Another one of Ireland’s picks goes up in flames.

    ____________________________________

    Not sure if you are aware of this but Beck was a Cameron/Spilleman pick.

    I am sure it was the beer that was talking.

  22. GOOD!!!!! Beck sucks! its funny how everyone thought he was great! his best games were in the pre season against scrubs! thank god he is gone!

  23. 1. Beck
    2. Grossman
    3. I think Donovan has a great future ahead of him
    4. Cousins
    5. Jonathan Crompton
    6. Robert Griffin III

    I believe in ,

    Shanahan told reporters on Friday, per the Associated Press.

    I believe in him.
    And I’ve been doing this for a long time.
    And I put my reputation on this, that guy can play.

  24. Upon buying the Redskins Snyder fired all the long time employees (bookkeepers, groundsmen etc.) at Redskin Park-WITHOUT EVER MEETING THEM! Employees with 20 years service were discarded like trash.

    These meaningless, little people meant jacks— to the Lord Snyder. He showed the world what a BIG MAN he is.

    Thus the Curse began and will continue evermore.

  25. Why would the owner of the TEAM show up to personally fire a groundsman or book keeper?? That’s like the CEO of McDonald’s showing up to fire a store manager.

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