The Facts: After not selecting a QB in April's draft, HC Mike Shanahan talked glowingly of backup Beck. In a radio interview Monday, Beck made it clear he thinks he's ready to take over as the team's starter. "I believe I'm a starter in the NFL," Beck said in a SiriusXM NFL Radio interview Monday.
Diehards Line:The reason Beck is even in the conversation about Washington's starting job is Donovan McNabb's disastrous first season with the Redskins after being acquired from the Eagles. McNabb was benched at the end of the season for Rex Grossman, who is scheduled to be a free agent once the lockout ends. The Redskins are expected to try to trade McNabb. But is Beck really the answer? Beck was drafted by the Dolphins in 2007 as their potential franchise QB. He played in five games (four starts) during Miami's 1-15 season; however, he was the third-string quarterback in 2008 after completing just 56 percent of his passes for 559 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions. He also fumbled five times. Still, he said Monday that the experience prepared him to handle adversity. Bottom line? Shanahan and Beck might be confident in the former BYU star's abilities, but that doesn't mean you should share in it.