Rex Grossman struggled with his role as a No. 3 quarterback last season, but he liked being part of the Redskins. So after failing to find a No. 2 quarterback job elsewhere, Grossman agreed to return for another season playing behind Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins.
After starting 13 games in 2011, Grossman didn’t take a snap this past season and was inactive for all but two games. But he served as a mentor to Griffin and Cousins — and was very high on both players, especially their work ethics. With uncertainty surrounding Griffin’s return from knee surgery, the Redskins were wise to re-sign Grossman.
They also have entertained former West Virginia quarterback Pat White at Redskins Park Wednesday. But no deal has yet been signed, according to multiple team sources. White would be a longshot to make the roster. While he has good speed — he was timed in the 40-yard dash at 4.54 seconds coming out of college — which would make him a good fit in the zone read option system. However, what makes the Redskins’ offense click is not just Griffin’s ability to run, but rather his passing prowess. White has a ways to go to prove he can play in the NFL, having been cut by Miami in 2010 and even from the UFL Virginia Destroyers a year later.