By Kirk Lang: Washington Redskins quarterbacks Pat White and Rex Grossman will be competing for the 3rd string position with the team during training camp and preseason. The loser of the competition will likely be cut by the team. That seems to be a given.
However, even the winner of the competition for the 3rd string job could still end up being cut because Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan tends to only carry two quarterbacks on his teams in the past.
It’s possible that Shanahan could choose to carry three quarterbacks this season given that his projected starter Robert Griffin III is coming off of knee surgery for a torn ACL and LCL and he’ll be at risk of re-injuring it all throughout the season.
What the Redskins don’t need is for RGIII to suffer a band injury, resulting in second string quarterback Kirk Cousins coming in and being the only quarterback on the team. If that happens it might be impossible to bring both Pat White and Grossman back because as soon as they cut them other teams in the NFL will likely scoop them up.
As the team heads into the training camp next month, Grossman is considered to have the edge over White for the #3 QB spot given that he’s more familiar with the Redskins after having played with them for two seasons. However, if White looks sensational during the preseason games then he definitely has a chance of beating out Grossman for the #3 spot.
If White can bring his game back to how he was playing in college at West Virginia from 2005-2008, even Cousins job would be in danger because White super star for that team, and a lot better than Cousins and Grossman were in college. There’s no comparison between him and those guys. White was a star in college and he was able to do everything well – run, throw, scramble for time. White was like the precursor to RGIII when he was with West Virginia.