The Redskins signed sixth-round draft choice Colt Brennan on Monday to a four-year contract that includes a $96,800 signing bonus. The former Hawaii star is favored to beat out Derek Devine in the competition for the No. 3 quarterback job behind starter Jason Campbell and veteran backup Todd Collins.
A finalist for the Heisman Trophy last season, Brennan ranks second in NCAA history in total offense and passing efficiency and third in passing yards. He set 31 NCAA records during his three years at Hawaii, including the mark for career touchdown passes.
Brennan is the fourth Redskins pick to sign in five days. The only players without contracts are the team’s top two selections, receiver Devin Thomas and tight end Fred Davis. A team source is confident both Thomas and Davis will be signed before the camp opens Sunday.
The Redskins cut rookie free agent defensive end Dorian Smith to make room for Brennan on the roster.
Also, the NFL Network announced it will televise coach Jim Zorn’s home preseason debut Aug. 9 against the Buffalo Bills. Zorn’s debut in the Hall of Fame Game on Aug. 3 against the Indianapolis Colts will be shown nationally on NBC.