INDIANAPOLIS, IN - AUGUST 19: Rex Grossman #8 of the Washington Redskins throws a pass during the game against Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 19, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
It appears the answer to the Redskins' quarterback quandary has been solved, for now. According to a report, Rex Grossman will be the Week 1 starter against the Giants.
All summer, Redskins fans have pondered the answer to the team's biggest question - who's going to the be the Week 1 starting quarterback? It appears the answer to that mystery has now been revealed. According to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora, the Redskins have decided to go with nine-year veteran Rex Grossman.
The move itself is not a surprise, as Grossman started the team's third preseason game - considered by most to be the dress rehearsal - against the Baltimore Ravens. He was then rested in the preseason finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which seemed to suggest that he was considered the starter all along.
What is a surprise is the fact that Shanahan's decision has come out this early in the week. It was expected by many that news of the team's starter would come out Wednesday, at the earliest. But instead it has been leaked during the team's early preparations for the New York Giants.
Grossman finished the preseason with 64 percent completion percentage, threw for two touchdowns and one interception, with a 92.3 quarterback rating.
Shanahan is set to talk with reporters in the afternoon.