John Beck may be running out of chances as the Washington Redskins' starting quarterback, according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post.
The Redskins benched Rex Grossman in the third quarter of a dismal four-interception performance against the Philadelphia Eagles, and turned to journeyman John Beck, who had never played in an NFL game that his team won. In the three starts since, Beck has completed 72 of 117 passes for 741 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions, much of which was accrued late in games against softer defensive coverages. The Redskins are winless in Beck's three starts.
But, Jones reports, things may have started to change in practice this week:
This week, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan had Beck split first-team snaps with second-string quarterback Rex Grossman, who opened the season as the starter but was benched four games ago, according to three people with knowledge of the situation.Grossman had led the Redskins to a 3-1 start before his four-interception game, throwing for 1,132 yards with 6 touchdowns and 9 interceptions.