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Florida quarterbacks and the Redskins


Spurrier, Wuerffel, Matthews. (By Nick Wass - AP)


The news about Gator Skins this week had nothing to do with debunked furniture store reports. Instead, it was about ex-Florida quarterbacks.

First came word that the Redskins had signed Rex Grossman, the former Gator. Then came news that the Skins were one of five teams to schedule an individual workout with Tim Tebow, another former Gator.

Which got me thinking, how many former Florida quarterbacks have significant Redskins connections? The answer was sort of surprising.

According to Pro Football Reference, only five Gator QBs have started at least 10 games in the NFL. Their names? John Reaves, Shane Matthews, Danny Wuerffel, Steve Spurrier and Rex Grossman. No NFL team has been so closely tied to so many former Florida QBs.

The last four -- the Redskins quartet -- have 1,797 NFL completions. The other seven ex-Gator quarterbacks with NFL experience have just 622 completions.

Now, obviously most of those completions from the Skins quartet didn't come in burgundy and gold. And since people keep accusing me of trolling for clicks this week, I'll openly admit that this entry has exactly zero real-world meaning for the future. Just found it kind of interesting, is all.

And if the Redskins paired Grossman with Tebow in 2011, the trend would certainly continue.

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 19, 2010; 11:29 AM ET
Categories:  Redskins  
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Comments

Let's sign Chris Leak to be our 3rd QB, then trade Jason Campbell to Miami for an alligator.

Posted by: Dellis2 | March 19, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

When they said Dan Snyder was getting a Gator desk from florida, I thought they meant one mad of alligator, now with Grossman on the team I realize, he is just gonna have those 4 hold up a piece of plywood for him.

Posted by: alex35332 | March 19, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

When they said Dan Snyder was getting a Gator desk from florida, I thought they meant one mad of alligator, now with Grossman on the team I realize, he is just gonna have those 4 hold up a piece of plywood for him.
Posted by: alex35332 | March 19, 2010 2:30 PM
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Very funny!!

Posted by: shanks1 | March 19, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

The completions didn't exactly stack up when Matthews and Wuerffel were playing for Washington, either.

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Now, obviously most of those completions from the Skins quartet didn't come in burgundy and gold.

Posted by: JohninMpls | March 19, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Seriously? The attempts to demean Tim Tebow are getting ridiculous. It's beginning to sound like someone has a personal beef against either Tebow or Florida.

To compare a QB from 10-20 years ago from a college to one of today... under different programs and coaches... not to mention they are "individuals" and not some clone of each other... is idiotic if not childish.

Posted by: BigQEd | March 19, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

BigQEd is obviously not IQEd

Posted by: charlie-s | March 19, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

And yet none of them will remotely work out

Mike isn't bringing in Tebow to actually draft him but to make people think he is...ala Cutler who he DID NOT WORK OUT

Posted by: Bious | March 19, 2010 9:11 PM | Report abuse

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