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.