John Beck leading candidate for Redskins 2011 QB

Fredericksburg Redskins Journal - [Full Article]

The Redskins completed the draft today without selecting a quarterback. So what does that say about coach Mike Shanahan’s confidence in quarterback John Beck?

“When he came out [of BYU] in 2007, you evaluate the quarterbacks every year, and he was by far my No. 1 guy,” Shanahan said Saturday evening. “I think the world of him, but I’m not going to get into detail.”

Shanahan said he ranked Beck ahead of even No. 1 pick JaMarcus Russell that year. Those are strong words.

At this point, then, it appears Beck is a leading candidate to be the Redskins’ starter next season. Multiple team sources believe Donovan McNabb will not be a contributing member of the team next season, and Rex Grossman is not under contract.

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Filed Under: 2011, Preseason