For the second time in 2011, the Washington Redskins have made a quarterback change. Rex Grossman, who was benched after throwing four interceptions in a Week 6 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, will replace John Beck as the Redskins' starting quarterback for their game against the Miami Dolphins, according to a report by NFL Network's Jason La Canfora.
The noise of this possibly happening emerged on Saturday with a report that Beck and Grossman were splitting the first-team reps in practice. Earlier in the week, coach Mike Shanahan had pledged his support for Beck. Now, he has evidently changed his mind.
The move comes after Beck only led the Redskins on one drive that ended in a touchdown in the last two games. Grossman certainly made his fair share of mistakes, but the Redskins were still 3-2 when he was replaced. Perhaps Shanahan decided that Beck had not proven enough with his opportunity.
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