Rex Grossman says he believes that the Washington Redskins have the best wide receiving corps in the NFL.
Surveying the unit, which is led by Santana Moss, Jabar Gaffney and Anthony Armstrong, Grossman said he finds himself surrounded by one talented wideout after another and noted that he shares a strong bond with all of them, which the quarterback said makes a big difference for a quarterback.
“It’s not a good feeling not to be able to trust a receiver to win versus man coverage or that he’s not going to run a route the right way,” Grossman said. “That’s a terrible feeling as a quarterback, and I definitely feel that trust.”
Moss, whom Grossman describes as “a quarterback’s best friend” has 11 catches, 137 yards and a touchdown in two games season. Gaffney, who played college ball with Grossman at Florida, has recorded eight catches 116 yards and a touchdown. Armstrong has added four catches for 38 yards and a touchdown.
“I trust all of them,” Grossman said. “This is the best receiving wide receiving corps in the league, in my opinion, from top to bottom. Everybody’s a great player. Anthony Armstrong can do special things. He’s fast, so he gets people off him. He can make big plays, Santana’s great, Jabar’s great. So, everybody has a role and collectively, they’re one of the best.”
Moss said he isn’t ready to declare his unit the best in the league, but he too has confidence that they are capable of being a dangerous group.
“We have guys that can get it done: downfield, short. We have guys that do what’s asked of them,” Moss said. “But I don’t want to pat ourselves on the back, I want to keep getting better. I feel like each week is a week to get better. As long as we keep getting better and put up points for this team, then you can start telling us how good we are then.”
Armstrong, meanwhile, said that it helps knowing that Grossman has such confidence in his receivers.
“That trust helps you with your confidence, just knowing that whenever you run your route, you can always expect it to come your way, even if it’s tight coverage, he’s expecting you to make that play. We trust him as well that he can make all the throws. It helps things flow a bit easier and lets you be able to just play football instead of thinking.”