Rex Grossman said he still thinks he could be a starter in the NFL when he signed with the Redskins earlier this month.
According to Mike Shanahan, he will get a chance to prove it. The Broncos coach left the door open for Grossman to emerge as the starter when he was asked by the NFL Network's Jason La Canfora whether there would be competition for the starting job between Grossman and incumbent Jason Campbell.
Shanahan even suggested that Grossman might have the upper hand since he played for Redskins offensive coordinator (and Shanahan's son) Kyle in Houston last season.
"There's competition at every position," Shanahan said. "Just because a guy comes in as a maybe third, fourth or fifth guy, it doesn't mean he doesn't have a chance to compete. But Rex Grossman was with (offensive coordinator) Kyle (Shanahan) in Houston, he understands the system. ... We're going to get as much steps as we can and have all these guys compete."