Santana Moss: Mark Brunell was my best QB in a decade in Washington

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Here’s how bad the quarterback situation in Washington was during Santana Moss’s 10 seasons with the team: He says a past-his-prime Mark Brunell was the best quarterback he played with.

Moss, a wide receiver who played in Washington from 2005 to 2014, said on CSN Mid Atlantic that Brunell was his best quarterback.

It may not be surprising that Moss feels that way, seeing as he had his best season in 2005, when Brunell was Washington’s quarterback. But it doesn’t speak well for the quality of the quarterbacks the franchise had that the top quarterback over the course of a decade was Brunell, who arrived in Washington at age 33 after the Jaguars sent him packing.

Moss ranked his Top 5 quarterbacks in Washington as follows:

1. Brunell

2. Donovan McNabb

3. Rex Grossman

4. Jason Campbell

5. Robert Griffin III

It would have been unthinkable a few years ago that RGIII would leave Washington with a legacy of “not as good as Rex Grossman and Jason Campbell,” but that’s what Moss thinks now.

48 responses to “Santana Moss: Mark Brunell was my best QB in a decade in Washington

  1. I always thought he was an under-rated receiver. Very consistent, and when you look at what he had for QBs….I sometimes wonder if he would have been a fringe HOF’er had he played with even an above-average (not even great necessarily) QB for a majority of his career.

  2. That reads like one of those posts by PFTPoet, when he lists the greatest QBs of all time as Tarkenton, Culpepper, Kramer, Bridgewater, and then, like, Montana as 5th.

  3. I love Moss and I still upset that he was traded to Redskin for Coles.. Wish our past GM didn’t play hardball to pick either of them.. WISH HAD THEM BOTH SIGNED!

    Oh well, always knew Moss and Coles were excellent receivers, and wish them well.

    Funny is, Brunell was with the Jets for year with Sanchez, and I can quite understand why Moss said Brunell was #1, because he is unquestionable leader.

  4. ‘Tana was such a great dude!

    Those Brunelle years were fantastic too. Beating Dallas from way behind with two deep TDs in the fourth.
    Good times.

    HTTR

  5. Luck signs a 140 million dollar contract while Griffin, the former black-athletic-QB-loving media darling, is fighting for a spot on the…….. Browns.

  6. I mean, as a Skins and Santana fan, I can’t imagine what the counter argument would be.

    You could debate the order of the other guys on the list but Mark Brunell’s ’05 season wasn’t just Moss’ best, it was the best passing season a Redskins QB has had since Brad Johnson.

    Also, no skins will ever forget those two touchdowns in the final two minutes against Dallas. Santana Moss will forever be remembered as the Cowboy Killa.

  7. Comfortably Numb says:
    Jul 19, 2016 6:21 PM

    Trolling those RGIII fans …
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    There’s really only one.

  8. I don’t think RGIII has any gas left in the tank. I think he is damaged goods and cannot escape a pass rush due to lack of mobility. Let’s face it. If he was in demand he wouldn’t be in a Browns uniform unless they overpaid for him which they did.

  9. Rex Grossman at least got the ball out on time and with Touch and Placement.

    From a WR perspective –

    Grossman – Threw with good touch and anticipation accuracy was in question at times but he could throw guys open and was willing to THROW the ball down the field. Decent Arm

    RG3- Would wait and hold the ball yet had HUGE arm. Inconsistent Accuracy and touch.

    Brunell- Calm as can be and decisive, had excellent touch and accuracy and could buy time to throw.

    Campbell – Had many of the traits previously described but was inconsistent with mechanics and such.

  10. thetooloftools says:
    Jul 19, 2016 7:30 PM

    I don’t think RGIII has any gas left in the tank. I think he is damaged goods and cannot escape a pass rush due to lack of mobility. Let’s face it. If he was in demand he wouldn’t be in a Browns uniform unless they overpaid for him which they did.
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    Didn’t they pick him up for about a million bucks?

  11. As a cowboys fan I will say this: Moss (either one) was a cowboy killer. Santana always had our number. But the fact that the guy is pure class took the sting out of it (a little).

  12. QB Film Room says:
    Jul 19, 2016 8:09 PM
    Rex Grossman at least got the ball out on time and with Touch and Placement.

    From a WR perspective –

    Grossman – Threw with good touch and anticipation accuracy was in question at times but he could throw guys open and was willing to THROW the ball down the field. Decent Arm

    =

    You have no idea what you’re talking about do you?

  13. Ps hail to the original cpt checkdown and ‘tana for shaming “america’s team” on national tv.m such a joke since jimmy left. Yeah Jerry you tha mastermind lol.

  14. Disagree with Moss…..Brunell was so past his prime when he played with Moss. RG3 (for one year) was the best QB of those 5 (in Washington)

  15. I think a few of you could benefit by sitting down and watching film on Brunell. He was very solid QB in the league for years.

  16. > abninf says:
    Jul 19, 2016 6:50 PM
    Luck signs a 140 million dollar contract while Griffin, the former black-athletic-QB-loving media darling, is fighting for a spot on the…….. Browns.
    ======================

    Found the tea partier Trump supporter. You really make it way too easy

  17. I’m honestly confused about this, Burnell made things happen in Jacksonville, and upset the Broncos in ’96… how is Moss’ comments surprising other than there’s been a massive QB drought? I remember Brubell throwing, at times, with some of the best at the time.

  18. abninf says:
    Jul 19, 2016 6:50 PM
    Luck signs a 140 million dollar contract while Griffin, the former black-athletic-QB-loving media darling, is fighting for a spot on the…….. Browns.

    **************************************************************************************

    Race Bait Much? ??

    Yet & Still RG3 with his Heisman Trophy (Which Luck Never Won) Rookie of the Year (Which Luck also NEVER WON) Is Still Light Years Ahead Accomplishment wise & Richer than You will ever dream of being !!!

    THE END.

  19. shadywarrior says:
    Jul 19, 2016 11:07 PM
    Quotes like these remind me how lucky I am to be a Pats fan…

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    Listen front-runner, before the tom Brady Era your team was a perennial joke and was about to be moved to St. Louis only to wear hideous purple and gold uniforms

  20. briscocountyjr says:
    Jul 20, 2016 12:38 AM

    I’m honestly confused about this, Burnell made things happen in Jacksonville, and upset the Broncos in ’96… how is Moss’ comments surprising other than there’s been a massive QB drought? I remember Brubell throwing, at times, with some of the best at the time.
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    Yes you’re right, but Moss is talking about playing with Brunell in ’05. Nine years later Brunell was still a competent quarterback, but definitely past his prime.

  21. Yet & Still RG3 with his Heisman Trophy (Which Luck Never Won) Rookie of the Year (Which Luck also NEVER WON) Is Still Light Years Ahead Accomplishment wise & Richer than You will ever dream of being !!!
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    Maybe, but you must admit – God kicked that guy down the ugly stairs and he hit every one twice on the way down.

    THE END.

  22. Well, Brunell does have a Super Bowl ring, which is more than the others on Moss’ list can say, so his statement does carry some weight. (The 68-yard Brunell to Moss game winner in overtime vs. the Jaguars in 2006 was my personal favorite)

  23. Brunell was awesome before the knee injury.
    Dude made the expansion Jaguars relevant.

    Then they went free agency happy and annihilated their salary cap.

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