Report: Rex Grossman Will Sign One-Year Contract To Stay With Redskins

Sunday March 18th, 2012

Rex Grossman will not be the Washington Redskins' starting quarterback anymore, but he's sticking around anyway. Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk has learned that Grossman has agreed to a new one-year contract with the Skins.

The Redskins made a blockbuster trade last week to move up in next month's NFL draft and acquire the No. 2 overall pick, presumably to select Robert Griffin III. That means that Grossman, who started 13 games for Washington last season, will ease into a backup role and perhaps serve as a veteran mentor for the young Griffin.

Grossman began his career with the Chicago Bears, for whom he played six seasons. He led the Bears to a 13-3 campaign and an NFC title in 2006. He arrived in Washington in 2010, first working as Donovan McNabb's backup before replacing McNabb late in the second. Grossman turns 32 in August. For his career, he's completed 863 passes for 10,232 yards, 56 touchdowns and 60 interceptions.

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