Shanahan will pick Redskins quarterback on Wednesday
Mike Shanahan will wait until Wednesday to select his starting quarterback after Rex Grossman was benched in a four-interception meltdown Sunday in a loss for the Washington Redskins.
Shanahan replaced Grossman with John Beck and he will weigh the two options before choosing one for Sunday’s game at Carolina. Grossman is tied with Panthers rookie Cam Newton for the most interceptions in the NFL with nine and Newton has played one more game as the Redskins have already been through their bye week.
“I got two guys that I believe in,” Shanahan said, according to the Washington Post. “I believe in Rex and I believe in John Beck. I’ve told you that from day one. Both guys, I’m hoping, are going to be here for a long time . . .
“Both these guys can play. I’ve been around quarterbacks in the National Football League for a long time, and I know these guys got what it takes, and whichever direction we go, that guy is going to (receive) an opportunity to show us what he can do on game day.”
The locker room could be divided on the issue and that’s never a healthy thing. The Post cited offensive tackle Jammal Brown as saying Beck looked good.
“I think that (Grossman) deserves to start,” wide receiver and captain Santana Moss said. “(Michael) Vick threw four picks last week, came back and had a hell of a game. Tom Brady threw four picks (Sept. 25 against Buffalo). I just feel like you can’t just give up on a guy because he had a bad outing.”
Shanahan will make the final call.
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