The Miami Dolphins have somewhat shockingly (or not at all shockingly) elected to pass on the privilege of signing former Bears and Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman, per PFT.
Grossman had a workout for Miami on Monday, along with fellow has-been quarterbacks Brady Quinn and John Skelton. There’s been no update on either Quinn or Skelton, so both are presumably still candidates to sign on in Miami.
Here’s the good news for Grossman: though the Dolphins elected to pass, he has another workout lined up with an unknown team.
Could that team be the San Francisco 49ers? After the way Blaine Gabbert looked in his preseason debut, it wouldn’t surprise me to see Jim Harbaugh cut the cord with Gabbert and at least workout Grossman as a possible veteran backup.
A first-round pick by the Bears in 2003, the 33-year-old Grossman last threw a regular season pass in 2011 when he started 13 games as a member of the Washington Redskins. Always known as an erratic passer, Grossman has a career completion percentage of 55.2 with 60 interceptions to only 56 touchdowns.
In 2006, Grossman led the Chicago Bears to a 13-3 regular season record and a loss in the Super Bowl to Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts. He went just 2-5 as a starter the very next season for Chicago and was ultimately booted in favor of Kyle Orton.