I'll admit it. I was wrong about Donovan McNabb. I thought he'd have a bomb season with the Washington Redskins. Instead he threw 15 interceptions while throwing just 14 touchdowns before finally being benched by coach Mike Shanahan. I doubt we'll ever see McNabb throw another pass for the Redskins. The trade was a colossal disaster as the Skins traded away draft picks to bring in McNabb. So now coach Shanahan is giving Rex Grossman a shot. Before any of you get carried away by the gaudy statistics he put up against the Dallas Cowboys, remember this, he's Rex frickin' Grossman.
Sure he threw for four touchdowns and more than 300 yards Sunday, but remember this was against the Dallas Cowboys secondary. They're ranked almost as low as the Redskins defense. And even though Grossman threw four touchdowns, he did turn over the ball three times, too. And that,, in a nutshell, is what Grossman is. If you punch up Grossman's career stats, you'll find that he's thrown more interceptions than touchdowns. You'll also see a career quarterback rating of 70.6. That's far lower than McNabb's quarterback rating this season and we've all thought he's been a disaster.
Look, it would be a great story if Grossman could repeat what he did against the Cowboys against the Jaguars and the Giants to close the season, but don't hold your breath. There's a reason he hadn't started a game in a couple of seasons. There's a reason he's been a backup. And he'll make a fine backup quarterback. But Grossman isn't the answer at quarterback for the Washington Redskins.