Aug 19, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman (8) throws a pass during the first half against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FedEX Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Cleveland Browns still interested in Rex Grossman?

Early in the offseason, it as clear the Cleveland Browns needed help at the quarterback option.

Brian Hoyer was their only quarterback even worthy of seeing the field as a starter or a backup and he will be coming off of a torn ACL.  That’s why the Browns made the move to sign veterans Tyler Thigpen and Vince Young (who has since been cut) before that. Many at the time believed Rex Grossman, who Browns’ offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan coached with the Washington Redskins, could be an option too. However, after the Browns drafted former Texas A&M Aggies’ star Johnny Manziel and then signed former South Carolina Gamecocks’ quarterback Connor Shaw, who many believe could have a future in the league, it looked liked Grossman’s hopes of landing in Cleveland were over.

That may not be the case.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk believes that Grossman still could be an option for the Browns.

Also, don’t be shocked if the long-awaited reunion between Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and quarterback Rex Grossman finally happens. Grossman knows Shanahan’s system as well as anyone, and he can help teach it to Johnny Manziel/Football/Cleveland/Vegas/Whatever.

Grossman was originally a first round pick of the Chicago Bears (22nd-overall) in 2003. He played with the Bears through the 2008 season, even leading them to the Super Bowl in 2006. He joined the Houston Texans for one year before signing with the Redskins.

In his career, he has completed 863 of 1,562 passes for 10, 232 yards with 56 touchdowns and 60 interceptions.

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