Plenty of quarterbacks in the NFL have gone through up-and-down careers, but few have had to deal with the roller coaster that Rex Grossman has faced. To say that Grossman’s NFL career has seen its fair share of ups and downs would be an understatement. Rex has been in the league since 2003 and reached the Super Bowl in the only season he started more than eight games. Throughout his 10-year career, Grossman has had his job taken, started in a Super Bowl, had his job taken again, taken Donovan McNabb’s job, been called the best quarterback in the NFC East, and then had his job once again. Actor Mickey Rourke loves that about him.
As the Washington Post’s D.C. Sports Bog pointed out, Mickey Rourke recently praised Grossman in an interview for being “terribly unpredictable” but continuing to grind it out. In fact, Rourke even referred to Rex as a “trainwreck with balls.” I have no idea what that means, but here’s a video that proves he did indeed say it.
Watch when Shanahan does bring in Rex in the fourth quarter against the Niners and he leads a comeback victory. Grossman can probably sleep a little easier tonight knowing that despite losing his starting job to John Beck already, he still has fans — big ones apparently. What more can you ask for out of an NFL career than a chance to play in a Super Bowl and the praise of The Wrestler?Google+