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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