For Immediate Release

March 17, 2010


LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed free agent quarterback Rex Grossman. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Grossman, 29, has played in 37 career games, with 31 starts, in his seven-year career. He has completed 524-of-971 for 6,197 yards, with 33 touchdowns and 36 interceptions.

Grossman (6-1, 217) spent last season with Houston, where he worked with current Redskins Offensive Coordinator Kyle Shanahan, who served in the same capacity for the Texans.

Prior to his stint in Houston, Grossman played the previous six years with Chicago, who selected him in the first round (No. 22 overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft . In 2006, Grossman led the Bears to a 13-3 record and their first Super Bowl appearance since 1985. That season, he started all 16 regular season games, and set career highs as he completed 262-of-480 passes for 3,193 yards, 23 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. He also started all three postseason contests.

Grossman starred collegiately at the University of Florida, where he was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy in 2002, and finished his career as the all-time leading passer in school and Southeastern Conference history.

A native of Bloomington, Ind., Grossman was born Aug. 23, 1980.