Rex Grossman on Washington: 'I'd love to be back here'

Rex Grossman believes the future is looking up for him in Washington, but he’s set to be a free agent and doesn’t know what the future holds for him.

In an audition that lasted three starts at the end of the season, Grossman provided occasional sparks for an offense that has really been hindered by a lack of production from wide receivers in recent seasons. Grossman threw seven touchdowns and was intercepted four times while throwing for 884 yards.

“I feel like I’m coming into the prime of my career, mentally and physically as a quarterback,” Grossman said, according to John Keim of the Washington Examiner. “I can feel myself getting more comfortable and better. The game has slowed down for me where I was in Chicago. A lot of that has to do with Kyle Shanahan and this offense and me maturing. I’m very excited about my progress as a quarterback. I was very confident in Chicago as well. I have high expectations; this offense brings out the best in me.”

The question is what do Kyle Shanahan, the offensive coordinator, and his father Mike Shanahan want to do? The Donovan McNabb meltdown points to a parting of the ways, but you never know. McNabb would surely benefit from a fresh start elsewhere and it’s difficult to envision the Shanahans having true faith in McNabb.

But would the Redskins be ready to just hand the starting job to Grossman? It’s more likely the team would seek out a young quarterback. If it does, would Grossman be anxious to return without at least exploring elsewhere?

“I’ve been focused on the last three games. I don’t have a feeling one way or the other,” Grossman said. “I’d love to be back here. I feel like they like me. We’ll see what happens and what other opportunities are there.

“I feel I have another level I can reach and I believe they think too.”

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