Frankly, I didn’t even know Rex Grossman was still playing professional football. Apparently the king of the “ill-advised-off-his-back-foot-in-to-coverage” pass was doing something for the Houston Texans last season (backup holder maybe?). Well now the Washington Redskins, bastions of wise free agent decisions, have signed “The Sex Cannon” to a one-year deal.
The signing reunites Grossman with Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle “Nepotism Kicks Ass” Shanahan, who was also with the Texans last season.
The 29-year-old Grossman will be entering his eighth NFL season in 2010 and, let’s just say it’s been fun to watch in a schadenfreude kind of way. Grossman has played in 37 NFL games, starting 31. He’s completed 54.0 percent of his passes for 6,197 yards, 33 touchdowns and 36 interceptions. He also carries a robust career quarterback rating of 69.5, which isn’t nearly as low as I thought it would be.
As it stands now, the Redskins have Grossman, Colt Brennan and Richard Bartel on the roster behind Jason Campbell. That’s not exactly a murderers row of quarterback talent. Sure, new head coach Mike Shanahan has done decently with scrapheap quarterbacks before (see: Plummer, Jake) but the Skins have fallen out of love with Campbell and Grossman, Brennan and Bartel sounds more like a law firm than an NFL depth chart.