Shuler had been booed almost from the moment he had stepped foot in RFK Stadium, and now Turner had a full-blown quarterback controversy. Frerotte, a big, raw, strong-armed kid making the minimum salary, had become the people's choice. Frerotte and Shuler split the playing time, with Shuler showing more in terms of raw talent but Frerotte more in terms of poise and arm strength. Almost to a man, the team's locker room sentiment joined the fans in favoring Frerotte.
Shuler nonetheless got back in the lineup for the final month of the season and played well enough that Turner believed he had won the job.
In the summer of 1995, there were more departures and more acquisitions. Turner showed the door to Monte Coleman, Andre Collins, Ricky Ervins, Desmond Howard, A.J. Johnson, Chip Lohmiller, Raleigh McKenzie and Mark Schlereth. Turner and Casserly also dove headlong into free agency by signing center John Gesek, tight end Scott Galbraith, safeties James Washington and Stanley Richard, linebackers Marvcus Patton and Rod Stephens and a host of others.