Rex Daniel Grossman III (RG III), meet the kid that has been anointed as the future savior of the Redskins, Robert Lee Griffin III (RG III).
The Redskins re-signed the veteran quarterback, ESPN 980 confirmed, to a one-year deal on Saturday, assuring Washington that they will have at least a veteran proven starter to open the regular season, if they so choose. John Beck remains under contract as well.
"I'm fully aware they're going to draft a quarterback. Whatever my role will be, I want to be a part of this team, and turn this thing around; Grossman told ESPN 980 via phone on Saturday night.
"My main focus is being a part of the Redskins and making the Redskins a championship team."
Grossman was signed as a veteran free agent after one year with Kyle Shanahan in Houston, to back-up Donovan McNabb. We all know how that went, as he started the last three games and then won the starting job out of training camp from John Beck last year.
Grossman struggled in the Redskins Week 6 loss at home to Philadelphia, and was benched in favor of Beck. As it turns out, he would have missed the next two games anyway with a vicious battle with pneumonia.
He re-gained his starting job in Miami and led a mini-Redskins resurgence before the entire team struggled in the final two games of the year.
"Beyond the business side of it, I love all my teammates, I love the system. I really want to see this thing through and see the Redskins turn this thing around," Rex told ESPN 980.
When Grossman left for the off-season in early January, he didn't know if he would be back but he hasn't been shocked along the way.
"I felt like this scenario would have happened. I was assuming they were going to do what they did. This thing played out like I thought it would. No real surprises. I had a good exit meeting (in January). I came up to DC yesterday (Friday) and talked about it, today we got a deal done."
Grossman turned down a multi-year offer last summer, banking that he could turn last season into a better day at the bank. It obviously did not happen that way. Now he could find himself on the headsets during games, or he could be under center during Week 1, possibly paving the way for a rookie gunslinger.
"I know they're going to draft a franchise QB. If I'm on the team, I'm gonna help out that guy get up too speed, but I'll also be ready to play. I'm gonna be a good soldier, and I'll be busting my ass to help him out."
Still, Grossman is not ready to just wave the white flag to either Andrew Luck or the most realistic scenario, Robert Griffin III.
He does have a huge advantage over any rookie. "I think as somebody who is going to be going into the fourth year of the offense, I understand the nuances and the details."
Grossman, will be trying to balance his own career, within the confines of the team, and the short and long term future of everybody involved, and can teach in a number of ways.
"A player can be a different sounding board, than the coaches. It's not my main job. [However] I'm very comfortable with helping out."
Still, Rex knows the bottom-line, it is indeed a new era at Redskins Park "We all know it is probably going to be RG III."