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Posted at 9:07 AM ET, 01/12/2011

Oddsmakers down on Rex Grossman

By Dan Steinberg

(By Richard A. Lipski for TWP)

I've been assuming that Rex Grossman will be the Redskins' 2011 starting quarterback. In fact, I've already planned the jokes for when Grossman inevitably joins Alex Ovechkin and Cal Ripken in Great 8 charity events. He knows the system, he has the trust of the offensive coordinator, and there aren't a whole lot of other options jumping out at me.

Turns out some oddsmakers don't share my optimism. Bodog sent around 2011 Redskins starting quarterback odds earlier this week, and Grossman was not the odds-on favorite.

Who will be the starting QB for Washington Game 1 of the 2011 Regular Season

Free Agent QB: 1-1
2011 Draft Pick QB: 5-2
Rex Grossman: 7-2
John Beck: 4-1
Donovan McNabb: 10-1

And sure, at the beginning of this season just about everyone would have figured John Beck had a better chance of starting in 2011 than Donovan McNabb.

In other Redskins odds, Bodog thinks it's slightly more likely that Clinton Portis will not be a 2011 Redskin than that he will be (-140 to bet no), and thinks it's highly unlikely that Albert Haynesworth will be a 2011 Redskin (-1000 to bet no).

By Dan Steinberg  | January 12, 2011; 9:07 AM ET
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I may be wrong, but those odds don't really ad up.

Posted by: alex35332 | January 12, 2011 9:25 AM | Report abuse

Despite what this dog said, my cat has given different odds.

Posted by: chopin224 | January 12, 2011 9:31 AM | Report abuse

As Homer Simpson once said about the 1 in 1000 chance a nail might appear in his Krusty Burger: I like those odds!

Posted by: Barno1 | January 12, 2011 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Isn't Rex a free agent? He's the most likely free agent then.

Posted by: BillyBeane | January 12, 2011 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Isn't Rex a free agent? He's the most likely free agent then.

Posted by: BillyBeane | January 12, 2011 12:08 PM | Report abuse

I would love for the Skins to be 2011 season's "worst to first" team next year, and I just don't see that happening w/ Grossman under center. I'd rather go the patient route and draft for the future... Locker? Newton? Whomever's out there @ #10 spot...

Posted by: ClayDoh19 | January 12, 2011 2:32 PM | Report abuse

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