Redskins sign Rex

“Rex is our quarterback.”

It’s a quote that Chicago Bears fans remember well. Lovie Smith said it often.

Will Mike Shanahan be uttering those words now? Well, the Washington Redskins announced that they have signed the veteran quarterback to a contract, adding him to the fold with Jason Campbell.

Grossman spent last season as a backup in Houston and that is where he gained familiarity with Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. He’s got a big arm and was known for big plays while with the Bears, especially in 2006 when they went to Super Bowl XLI. But Grossman was prone to errors and lost his job shortly into the next season when Smith grew tired of the turnovers.

The Redskins own the fourth pick in the draft and are said to be exploring Notre Dame’s Jimmy Clausen as an option. Grossman has talent but scouts said he grew scared in the pocket near the end of his run with the Bears. If he can regain form, perhaps he can compete with Campbell for the job if Shanahan goes another direction than Clausen.

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