The Washington Redskins have made a minor trade and addition to their roster. The Redskins have acquired QB John Beck from the Baltimore Ravens. What exactly the Redskins gave in return has been undisclosed at this point.
This move may signal a genuine unhappiness for the Redskins at their third quarterback option. Colt Brennan and Richard Bartel has been battling it out for the third spot and both have had spurts of good performance, but generally, nothing spectacular.
Beck played in 5 games in 2007, completing 56.7% of his passes and throwing 1 TD and 3 interceptions for the Miami Dolphins. He was a backup in Baltimore last season.
Mike Shanhan has been overall very positive on Redskins starter Donovan McNabb and backup Rex Grossman. This move would tend to show possible uneasiness with Brennan and Bartel. Additionally, in the past, Shanahan has at times only carried two quarterbacks. This move may indicate his plan to carry three QBs.
UPDATE: Redskins send CB Doug Dutch to the Ravens to complete the Beck trade. Not a bad move considering Dutch had little to no chance of making the Redskins roster.