It was lost in last week’s fuss over the Redskins’ failed pursuit of Jay Cutler and their attempted trade of Jason Campbell, but the only player who has been in quarterback meetings with both of them also changed teams.
Patrick Ramsey, Washington’s first-round pick in the 2002 draft and its starter in 2003 and the latter half of 2004, left Denver, where he backed up Cutler the past two seasons, for Tennessee.
The move brings Ramsey, the second-stringer ahead of rookie clipboard holder Campbell in Washington in 2005, full circle in a way. Ramsey’s first NFL action came as a rookie in Nashville in 2002 when he replaced the injured Danny Wuerffel, completed 20 of 34 passes for 268 yards and two touchdowns and led the Redskins to a 31-14 victory.
Now, Ramsey will have to battle former starter Vince Young for the right to back up Kerry Collins, who led the Titans to the AFC’s top record in 2008.
- David Elfin