Back in August, we learned that Redskins quarterback John Beck spent time with All-Pro quarterback Drew Brees this offseason in order to hone his craft.
There are obvious comparisons between the two quarterbacks in terms of size, skill-set, age, and history in the league. Brees didn’t catch fire until he went was put in the proper setting to accentuate his skills.
Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan is hoping that Beck finds a similar comfort level in Washington.
“Everybody’s looking for a difference maker,” he said. “You take a look at a guy like Drew Brees. He was released by San Diego. Who was going to pick him up? Miami? Nobody knew he was a difference maker. Everybody knew he was probably pretty good, but now everybody knows he’s a difference maker.”
Shanahan gave a glowing review of Brees, with the premise that none of it would be possible with an the right opportunity.
“To me, he’s one of the best quarterbacks in the National Football League,” Shanahan said of Brees. “I’m amazed every time I watch him, so there are people like that that get the opportunity to take advantage of it. There’s a lot of things that go into it. But everybody’s looking for a difference maker.”
Will the Redskins find their difference maker in Beck? Fans will get their first peek on Sunday.
Check out Shanahan’s full presser below:
[castfire id=”castFireVideo” guid=”UwIWI” width=”620″ filename=”759549/redskins_2011-10-19-162649.895.m4v”]