Redskins GM Bruce Allen made public comments regarding the Redskins quarterback situation. As far as a quarterback controversy, Allen thinks the prospects are exciting.
"Exciting that the Redskins can create a quarterback controversy during the work stoppage, but we're gonna have open competition at every position," smiled Allen.
Beck, who hasn't thrown a regular-season pass since his 2007 rookie season with the Dolphins, has done several recent radio interviews trying to assert himself atop the depth chart. Grossman, who finished 2010 as Washington's starter ahead of benched McNabb and has two years in OC Kyle Shanahan's system counting his stint with the Houston Texans in 2009, also wants the job assuming he's re-signed.
Added Allen, who has promised the organization will be typically active whenever free agency begins: "We're 6-10. Obviously the quarterback position gets a lot of media attention. But we have to improve everywhere on the football team, and we know that."
Obviously, on offense, you would expect every position to be open for competition. The offense has very little legit, bona fide, incumbent starters. Outside LT Trent Williams, I can not think of any positional lock down on offense.
At running back, expect a heated battle between returning back Ryan Torain and Keiland Williams and draftees Roy Helo and Evan Royster.
At wide receiver, Santana Moss is unsigned, but I fully expect him to return. Anthony Armstrong, Brandon Banks, and Terrence Austin are returning guys looking for stepped up roles. However, Banks and Austin will enter training camp, if there is one, with roster spots unsecured, thanks to the solid drafting of Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen. The additions of Leonard Hankerson, who I bet grabs a starting role, Niles Paul, and Aldrick Robinson, promise to make for an explosive competition for five to six roster spots.
At tight end, the battle will likely heat up between Chris Cooley and Fred Davis for the lead role. Logan Paulsen appears to be a set for a bigger role as well. The fact the Redskins added mid to late round picks and did not select a tight end speaks of their confidence at that position.
On the offensive line, outside Trent Williams, I can not think of one starter who played well enough to deserve a ???lock' as a starter. All spots should be open for free agent signings, if there is free agency, and open training camp battle. In fact, if there is a free agency and the Redskins want to be active, please make the activity on the offensive line.