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Is Grossman The Best 3rd-Stringer In NFL?

Posted by Stephen Czarda on April 4, 2013 – 1:18 pm

Robert Griffin III, Rex Grossman

On Thursday, the Washington Redskins brought back a another familiar face—10-year veteran gunslinger Rex Grossman.

2013 will be Grossman’s fourth year in the DMV. From 2010-2012, the University of Florida product appeared in 17 contests and threw for over 4,000 yards and 23 touchdowns.

Before number 8’s stint with the Burgundy and Gold, Grossman was the starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears where he started 31 regular season games.

In 2006, he was the Bears field general during their run to Super Bowl XLI.

Grossman will be joining Robert Griffin III, Kirk Cousins and Pat White to form quite the quartet behind center and while Griffin III and his fellow 2012 NFL Draft colleague are entrenched as the top two signal callers on the depth chart, Grossman will more than likely be the number three quarterback in Washington this season, and let me tell you to have someone with Grossman’s experience as a third-stringer is a rarity.

Find out what the Redskins and Grossman can claim that no other team in the league can here:

 

According to ourlads.com, there are currently 23 teams that are carrying at least three quarterbacks on  their rosters.

Of the 23 signal callers who find themselves as the third man on the depth chart, only one has appeared in a Super Bowl.

Only one has thrown for 3,000 yards in a season twice.

Of the 23 men, one can claim to have had a 20 touchdown season.

That man is Rex Grossman and he is the best third string quarterback in the league. Period.

In fact, Grossman could be the backup for a handful of teams across the league. The only reason why he finds himself as the third man down the chart is due to the Redskins having two of the best young talents in the league in front of him.

In football, it all comes down to executing the gameplan to outscore your opponent and while a field goal here and there is certainly nice to have, you need to put points on the board by scoring some touchdowns.

Grossman has 56 career passing touchdowns.

The other 23 third stringers have 57 touchdowns…combined.

Keep your eyes on Grossman this summer as the Redskins prepare to defend their 2012 NFC East title and  secure the fourth Lombardi Trophy in franchise history. He was a key to Griffin III’s transition from Heisman-winning quarterback to the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year and will be looked to to provide leadership once again.

Hail to the Redskins!


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9 Responses to “Is Grossman The Best 3rd-Stringer In NFL?”

  1. By Jordy G on Apr 4, 2013 | Reply

    I appreciate all Grossman has done for us. Althout he is not a primary starter anymore, his voice and leadership in mentoring Cousins and Griffin have proven to be the reason those two young men have very VERY bright futures ahead of them. Grossman is by far the best 3rd string QB in the league, lol. Thanks Rex for staying with us when an opportunity could be better elsewhere. Hope you can be a part of a superbowl winning team in Washington in the very near future.

  2. By IsaiahStockdale on Apr 4, 2013 | Reply

    Rex Deserves to Earn His Depth Placement!!!

  3. By The Az Sports Guru on Apr 5, 2013 | Reply

    Rex Grossman is the best ghird stringer in the league? Are you sure he even makes the team? With three young talentedvguys to compete against I’m not even sure if I would keep him.

  4. By joe005 on Apr 6, 2013 | Reply

    Why is this something to be proud of? This is not a pitching rotation; it’s a worst case scenario position. It’s not like the NFL is going to say, “During November, only 3rd string players may start.” Also, why did you fail to mention all the fumbles and interceptions Grossman has been guilty of? The premise of your blog is weak at best, and your stat presentation is disingenuous. Your blog reads more like an Onion spoof than a real article. Thanks for embarrassing us.

  5. By joe005 on Apr 6, 2013 | Reply

    Why is this something to be proud of? This is not a pitching rotation; it’s a worst case scenario position. It’s not like the NFL is going to say, “During November, only 3rd string players may start.” Also, why did you fail to mention all the fumbles and interceptions Grossman has been guilty of? The premise of your blog is weak at best, and your stat presentation is disingenuous. Your blog reads more like an Onion spoof than a real article. Thanks for embarrassing us.

  6. By Brian Tinsman on Apr 7, 2013 | Reply

    joe005–

    How is the stat presentation disingenuous? Most other teams that have a 3rd string QB have a totally unknown commodity that will likely react like any other QB that has never played in a regular season game. The Redskins have a QB with a decade of starting experience and an appearance in a Super Bowl. There’s a lot to be said for organizational depth. It’s also indicative of the progress the front office has made, when the starter from 2011 is now the third-best QB on the team. Your points are valid, but they don’t detract from the point of this blog.

  7. By Brian Tinsman on Apr 7, 2013 | Reply

    @The Az Sports Guru–

    All of the stats in this article were made based on last year’s results. Also, there’s no guarantee that Pat White makes the team. He hasn’t played football since 2009 and still has practice squad eligibility.

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