Rex Grossman ahead of John Beck on first depth chart

Mike Shanahan has made his strongest statement to date on his quarterback situation.

The Washington Redskins have listed Rex Grossman as the top quarterback on the first depth chart that has been released by the team. John Beck is listed as the backup even though most have suspected he would be the starter all along.

Rick Maese of the Washington Post cautions too much shouldn’t be read into the decision. It is interesting because some teams will list co-starters on their depth charts, especially early in training camp. Both quarterbacks are in the running for the job and only one of them can start in Friday’s preseason opener. It’s the performances in preseason that will truly shape the decision.

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