Going into the season, it was thought that the Redskins would be at a disadvantage at quarterback in almost every game. Although many of their opponents had unsettled QB situations, it looked like in almost every case the Redskins would be worse off than their opponents by running out John Beck or Rex Grossman.
The hypothesis has proven to be true for the most part so far this season. The Redskins quarterbacks have had a higher passer rating than the opposing quarterbacks in just three of the 11 games.
Beck had the lower quarterback rating in the game for all three of his starts. Grossman started the other eight games and had higher ratings for the game than the Seahawks’ Tavaris Jackson, the Giants’ Eli Manning, and, the first times the teams met, Tony Romo of the Cowboys.
Although it’s a small sample size, having the better QB rating is a good sign for the Redskins. They won two of the three games where they had the better quarterback rating.
Here are the QB ratings posted in the Redskins’ 11 games:
- NYG Grossman 110.5, Manning 70.8
- ARIZ Grossman 74.9, Kolb 92.5
- @DAL Grossman 77.5, Romo 70.9
- @STL Grossman 48.5, Bradford 64.5
- PHIL Grossman/Beck 30.1, Vick/Young 64.2
- @CAR Beck 80.8, Newton 127.5
- BUF (in Toronto) Beck 53.6, Fitzpatrick 116.4
- SF Beck 76.0, Smith 109.7
- @MIA Grossman 58.7, Moore 75.2
- DAL Grossman 95.5, Romo 113.8
- @SEA Grossman 96.6, Jackson 69.3
Games the Redskins won are in bold
Games the Redskins QB had the higher rating in italics