NFL: Grossman aims ’to be thrown into mix’ to start for Redskins
ASHBURN, Va. — Rex Grossman says he wants to get back to being a starting NFL quarterback and hopes “to be thrown into the mix” with the Washington Redskins.
Speaking to reporters at Redskins Park on Thursday, a day after signing a one-year deal, Grossman said he “definitely” thinks he can be a starter again.
Jason Campbell is the incumbent starter for the Redskins.
Todd Collins, a veteran who backed up Campbell, was waived earlier.
Former Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan, who was the No. 3 quarterback, was on reserve last season.
He said the Redskins did not discuss his role with them, but he is looking at this as “a stepping stone to the second half” of his career.
Grossman spent last season as a backup to Matt Schaub with the Houston Texans, where he worked with new Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. Shanahan held the same position with the Texans and now will be an assistant to his father, new Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan.