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53: The Quarterbacks

Jul 20, 2009, 3:00 PM EDT

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Robert Griffin III and Jason Campbell August 18, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) congratulates Chicago Bears quarterback Jason Campbell (2) after the game at Soldier Field. The Bears beat the Redskins 33-31. Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Between now and the start of training camp I’ll be making my predictions about who will be on the final 53-man roster for the Washington Redskins–who’s there, who’s in, who’s on the bubble, and who’s out. The predicted roster will be revised and updated as preseason events warrant. Today, the quarterbacks.

Who’s here Now: (4) Jason Campbell, Todd Collins, Colt Brennan, Chase Daniel.

How many will stick: 3

Starter: Campbell–If you’re reading this I don’t have to tell you that this is his make or break year.

Solid backup: Brennan–He may be the inactive third QB all year or he may be Campbell’s backup. Either way, we know he’ll be on the roster.

Last man on: Collins–It seems likely that the man who led the charge to the 2007 playoffs will stick for at least one more year if only because Jim Zorn won’t want two quarterbacks who never have taken an NFL snap backing up Campbell.

First man off: Daniel, by process of elimination if nothing else. He had great success in a spread offense at Missouri but his height (6 feet even) and average arm strength made him go undrafted. His football smarts, mobility and competitive attitude may land him a roster spot somewhere, someday but he’d have to put on a superb performance in camp to convince Zorn to keep him over Collins.

Spots taken so far: 3

Spots to go: 50

Next: Wide receivers

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