When it was announced that Rex Grossman would start for Donovan McNabb as the Redskins quarterback on Sunday against the Cowboys, Cowboys fans everywhere had to be rubbing their hands together in a maniacal manner with delight.
Grossman hadn't started since 2008 and wasn't even really good when he started before. And for a while, it appeared those fans were right in their delight. Then, the wheels came off the Cowboys defense and Grossman had a field day, putting up 322 yards passing and four touchdowns. Now, I'm not saying to go out and rush to pick up Grossman off the waiver wire, I think a lot of his success had to do with the struggling Cowboys defense and some rejects playing in the secondary, but he was one of the league's top fantasy scorers last week and for that he deserves his 15 minutes of fame.
Grossman wasn't the only backup quarterback to star in fantasyland over the weekend. And while Grossman appears to be the starter the rest of the way for Washington as McNabb was benched for performance reasons, Tim Tebow looks to be in the same boat in Denver.
Kyle Orton started the season for the Broncos on an epic tear but has since cooled off. And with Denver being one of the worst teams in the league and playing under an interim coach, Tebow appears to be the guy for the rest of the season.
On Sunday, he looked good. He threw for 138 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 78 yards and a touchdown. I'm still not sure what to think of Tebow as a full-time starter in the NFL, but he looked good in his first signifcant action under center.
While Grossman and Tebow might be guys you want to pick up, Matt Flynn probably isn't.
Flynn stepped in for Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay after Rodgers suffered his second concussion of the season, and the third-year quarterback from Tyler and LSU performed admirably in Rodgers' place. In a loss to the Patriots, Flynn threw for 251 yards and three touchdowns, albeit against a Patriots defense that's about as good as the Cowboys'.