The Washington Redskins will be making a change at quarterback when they square off with the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. John Beck will be named the team's starter, replacing Rex Grossman, according to a report by ESPN's Adam Schefter. An announcement from coach Mike Shanahan is expected later Wednesday.
The move comes after Grossman was benched in the Redskins' 20-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Grossman threw four interceptions, including three to the same player, and was replaced at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Beck was inserted into the game and led the Redskins on a scoring drive, but it was not enough to complete the comeback.
The two quarterbacks battled in the preseason, with Shanahan selecting Grossman then. Despite a 3-2 record, Grossman has been erratic and turnover-prone, which prompted the change.