More questions than answers remain in the Washington Redskins quarterback battle following Thursday’s 34-31 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
Forget the fact the Redskins lost the game in the closing seconds thanks to an impressive series of plays from rookie quarterback Tyrod Taylor. In this case, the scoreboard is not nearly as important as the stat line.
John Beck led the team on an impressive 12-play, 97-yard drive that ended with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Terrence Austin. But that was playing with his second-team offense and against the Ravens’ backup defense.
Beck said Austin was “huge” on that drive.
Overall, Beck was 6-of-10 for 108 yards with one touchdown and an interception.
Rex Grossman led the Redskins on two scoring drives. The first was capped by a 37-yard touchdown run by Tim Hightower.
The second was more impressive. The veteran led the team on an 8-play, 80-yard scoring drive that finished with a 24-yard touchdown strike to Santana Moss.
In all, Grossman was 8-of-15 for 112 yards and one touchdown on the night.
Grossman is also unsure if he did enough to win the starting job.
“I’m not sure,” he told CSN’s Kelli Johnson when asked if he thought he did enough to win the job. “I’m proud of the way I’ve played the whole preseason . . I don’t know how much we’re going to play next week. It is what it is. I feel good about it. I don’t make those decisions.”