As you were watching the highlights from the early NFL games today, you might have noticed a few familiar names. Former Redskins quarterbacks Mark Brunell and Chase Daniel each saw action today, and they're each going to the playoffs.â†µ
With the Jets already locked into a wild card spot in the AFC, Rex Ryan chose to rest Mark Sanchez in favor of Brunell. The 40-year old quarterback responded with two touchdowns on just 12 passes. His throw to Santonio Holmes in the dying seconds of the first half was Brunell's first touchdown since 2006 with the Redskins against the Cowboys.
Daniel, signed by the Redskins as an undrafted free agent out of Missouri but cut following the 2009 preseason, is making a nice career out of being a backup for Drew Brees. The Saints allowed Brees to start the game since they could have still earned a first round bye with a win against the Buccaneers and an Falcons loss to the Panthers, but with the Falcons dominating Carolina, Brees was pulled by the Saints to give Daniel an opportunity. Daniel completed two of his three passes for 16 yards.â†µ
Seeing so many former quarterbacks see success elsewhere really makes Redskins fans wonder what could have been. Jason Campbell for example has led his Raiders to an undefeated AFC West record. Will Donovan McNabb headline the list of former Redskins quarterbacks next season?