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Donovan McNabb on Mike Shanahan’s quarterbacks

One name seems to be missing. One prominent quarterback who performed miserably under Shanahan. One famous, flailing flameout. Can’t remember who, though.

“We talk so much about Mike Shanahan and the things that he was able to do in Denver,” McNabb said as this graphic ran. “Well I have a couple names for you, quarterbacks that he’s coached and the lack of success that he’s had. We have John Beck, who was 0-4. Rex Grossman, 6-11. Jay Cutler, who was his prized possession, 17-20. Jake Plummer, a guy who had success, led them to the AFC championship against Pittsburgh, and then benched him the next year... Brian Griese, who was supposed to be the heir apparent to John Elway. Hasn’t had a lot of success.”

To fill in the missing piece, McNabb was 5-8 under Shanahan, with a TD-INT ratio of 14-15. That ratio is worse than all of the above guys except Beck.

(Redskins Insider item on the segment is here; full video is here.)

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.


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