Deion Sanders: Rex Grossman May Be Best Quarterback in NFC East

When its quarterbacks are playing their best, the NFC East may be the best quarterback division in football. Most divisions have two or three viable starters at the quarterback position, but you could argue the NFC East has four.  Tony Romo may be a choke artist and Michael Vick may be an excuse-maker, but when healthy they rank among the top-10 quarterbacks in football.  Say what you will about Eli Manning, but he has kept the Giants in playoff contention every year.  What about Rex Grossman?

This season, Grossman has played efficiently enough for his Redskins to be in first place in the division after five weeks.  They have a long way to go if he wants to fulfill his promise, but Rex has protected the ball and put his team in position to win every week.  But would you call him the best quarterback in the NFC East? That may be a statement only Deion Sanders could make.

“I’m going to say something that could shock you,” Sanders said in a video on NFL.com that can be seen here. “Let me look at my camera and spit this game. Rex Grossman may be the best quarterback right now in the NFC East. Yeah I said it and I didn’t stutter. He may be. And the team with the most balance may be the Washington Redskins.”

Michael Irvin then looked into his camera and said he would take all three of the other NFC East quarterbacks over Grossman. Do the ‘Skins have the most balance? That is very possible.  The Giants are a different team every week, Romo can’t stop making mistakes, and the Eagles can’t stop anything on defense.  Is Grossman better than Vick, Romo, and even Manning? From a skill perspective, there is no way.  From a winning football games perspective, the records do the talking.  If the Redskins win the NFC East, Rex could validate Deion’s statement in some senses.

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  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    If Deion believes Rex Grossman may be the best quarterback in the NFC East, we may have to start ignoring what Deion says.

    The Skins defense, and relatively easy matchups (against Arizona and St. Louis) is why they’re winning. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_26F2FJJOM32D4R4QSC5VLXK7TA JohnC

    Has Dion been drinking ? .Read Nolan Nawrocki’s scouting report in PFW ..Nolan hit the nail on the head ..even during his prime Groosman was average at best…

  • Jamelle Comfort

    Dion can not be serious  because if he was in the league he probably would have had all of Grossman interceptions. When he was playing for the Bears the defense and special teams took them to the Superbowl. Grossman has fell off not to say is was on any way. He is working in the system, but wait to week 8 or 9 and he will live up to his lastname GROSS-MAN