Redskins Quarterback Controversy: Is The Team Considering Benching Donovan McNabb?

It's Washington D.C., so there will always be a quarterback controversy in this town. Back in Week 8, Mike Shanahan fueled that controversy by benching Donovan McNabb in the final two minutes of a loss to the Detroit Lions in favor of Rex Grossman. Then, prior to last week's game against the Buccaneers, a report surfaced that the team was considering sitting McNabb if he struggled.

The controversy apparently has continued. On ESPN today, Chris Mortensen said that the Redskins could go to Grossman in Sunday's game against Dallas if they feel McNabb isn't fully healthy. Via 106.7 The Fan's Grant Paulsen:

Chris Mortensen on @ESPN: "There's a chance" Rex Grossman starts Sunday. Said #Redskins considering resting McNabb because he's not 100%.    

There's a problem with this theory: McNabb doesn't think he's hurting. He said that he's healthy, and frankly, everyone is somewhat hurt right now. A team source told CSN's Kelli Johnson that they "don't think" the report is true, which is odd phrasing, to say the least.

It sounds like nothing, to be honest, but in this town, you just never know.

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