The list of starting quarterbacks for Week 15 of the 2010 NFL season includes: Alex Smith, Carson Palmer, Jon Kitna, Kerry Collins, Chad Henne, John Skelton, Jake Delhomme, Jimmy Clausen, Matt Hasselbeck, Tim Tebow, Matt Flynn, and Joe Webb. That roster of suck constitutes the field leaders of 12 of 32 teams.
Again, there are 32 teams in the NFL. Donovan McNabb is 25th in QB rating, 20th in passing TDs, 27th in completion percentage, and tied for 5th in INTs.
I survived the Rex Grossman era as a Bears fan. That era had highs (reaching their 2nd Super Bowl) and its lows (the stupid interception in the 4th quarter of that game that gave Peyton Manning his Super Bowl ring). When Rexy was bad, he was really bad… he’d throw interceptions until the defensive backs’ arms got tired. But when he was good, he showed that he had the ability to run the other team out of the building. Yes, his million-dollar arm was matched by his five-cent head. But conventional wisdom only remembers the bad Rexy… anybody who has watched his career knows that there’s a good Rexy as well. And the idea that he could have learned some lessons and come out a good quarterback on the other side isn’t ridiculous. Especially when the Redskins are eliminated from playoff contention and their starter isn’t exactly a stud (anymore). Maybe it’ll be a disaster, but even if it is, Grossman won’t be the worst starting quarterback this week by a long shot.