The Washington Times - July 30, 2012, 12:56PM

Robert Griffin III is the man at quarterback for the Washington Redskins. That’s not even a question.

Veteran Rex Grossman knew that before deciding to come back.


Despite starting 13 games last season, Grossman is comfortable in his job backing up Griffin and maybe even Kirk Cousins.

“I know my role and I’m going to play it. Whatever my role is, I’m going to do it best in the NFL, whatever that is,” Grossman said Monday. “If I have to come in and play, I want to be the best quarterback that week. If I have to be there and mentor, I’m going to be the best mentor in the league. I know my role, I’m going to try to do it the best of my ability.”

Grossman spent his first three NFL seasons as a backup but started all 16 games for the Chicago Bears in 2006, helping lead them to the Super Bowl.

Now 31, Grossman doesn’t want pity for being in this spot.

“I think it’s pretty much a normal situation. I don’t have to ask for advice on how to handle this,” he said. “The writing was on the wall a long time ago that this was going to happen, before I even signed, so I knew what I was getting into and I’m happy to be here and ready to play if they need me.”