October 11, 2011
The last time Washington Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman(notes) played in a football game, he went 15 of 29 for 143 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. This week, he didn't play. And somehow, over that period of time, he became, in the eyes of Deion Sanders, the best quarterback in the NFC East. The Grossman talk starts about 54 seconds in.
This is, of course, crazy talk. And although Deion didn't stutter, the "may be" and "right now" in "Rex Grossman may be the best quarterback right now in the NFC East" count as pretty big equivocations, too.
Even with those, it's still crazy talk. I get the point he's trying to make. Tony Romo's(notes) had a couple of meltdowns, Michael Vick's(notes) not been playing great, nor has Eli Manning(notes). Still, though. It's Rex Grossman, you know? If Radiohead releases a couple of bad albums, no one says, "Well, then let's go ahead and say Hoobastank might be the best band out there right now."
I'm sorry if that seems unnecessarily harsh on Rex Grossman -- I don't compare people to Hoobastank lightly -- but what is it that he's done to claim the title of best quarterback in the division? I get it, everyone else is struggling right now. But Romo, Eli and Vick all have better passer ratings than Grossman. You can't win by default if you're defaulting along with everyone else.
Mustached American Michael Irvin called him on it, saying that he'd take any other quarterback in the NFC East right now ahead of Grossman. He'd be right to do so.
Gracias, DC Sports Bog.
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