Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

02 Aug 2010

Redskins Acquire John Beck, Release Colt Brennan

With the Ravens in need of a cornerback, they've acquired former Michigan corner Doug Dutch from the Redskins, giving up quarterback John Beck in the process.

With Beck on the roster, the Redskins decided to let go one of their quarterbacks -- Colt Brennan.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 02 Aug 2010

22 comments, Last at 03 Aug 2010, 8:21pm by justanothersteve


by Lasse Johansen (not verified) :: Mon, 08/02/2010 - 2:33pm

Wasn't Colt Brennan 'pre-season MVP' a couple of seasons ago?

How the "mighty" have fallen:-)

by Joe T. :: Mon, 08/02/2010 - 2:52pm

Yes, he was MVP of our 2007 Pre-season Super Bowl team.

by Nathan :: Mon, 08/02/2010 - 6:30pm

he threw those 2 sidearm tds in the preseason, i don't understand how he could possibly have been released!

in all seriousness though, it seems like the WCO would have been a good fit for him. maybe not shanahan's WCO, but he should have been pretty good at hitting the short stuff.

by MilkmanDanimal :: Mon, 08/02/2010 - 3:27pm

Perhaps Colt can go off to the CFL to have a roster battle with fellow ex-Hawaii star Timmy Chang.

by Pat (filler) (not verified) :: Mon, 08/02/2010 - 4:48pm

Brennan would destroy Chang in any roster battle, barring injury. Having seen both at Hawaii, it's not even close.

I do feel glad that my gut instincts were pretty good watching UH with Brennan: Brennan looked like a good college QB, but his receivers were way underrated. I knew at least one of them would end up as a real NFL receiver, if not more, although I wasn't sure which one because it's hard to tell who's drawing attention with awful WAC camera feeds.

I was amazed when Brennan was drafted and Bess and Grice-Mullen weren't - obviously Bess ended up being the only serious NFL-quality player on the offense.

by andrew :: Mon, 08/02/2010 - 4:37pm

John Beck is still in the league?

by Revenge of the NURBS (not verified) :: Mon, 08/02/2010 - 5:06pm

This is like trading a quarter for a quarter.

by MilkmanDanimal :: Mon, 08/02/2010 - 5:42pm

More like a deutschmark for a deutschmark, or a franc for a frac.

by Karma Coma :: Tue, 08/03/2010 - 11:03am

i'd trade a franc for a frak

by Theo :: Tue, 08/03/2010 - 5:12am

I don't think the Dolphins want their quarter back.

by Pat F. :: Tue, 08/03/2010 - 5:51am

Whoa, I just got a great idea for a band name!

by Theo :: Mon, 08/02/2010 - 5:25pm

Wasn't Beck supposed to be...? You know, the next Brady Quinn. I'm confused now.

by alexbond :: Mon, 08/02/2010 - 11:08pm

Yeah except he's already like 28 or something because he took time off for a Mormon mission. NFL QB is a tough learning curve and it's tougher when you have a couple fewer years to learn before your body starts to get old.

by JimZipCode :: Mon, 08/02/2010 - 11:54pm

Does Doug Dutch have any talent? Anyone know anything about him?

by Nathan :: Tue, 08/03/2010 - 12:04am

Who the f is Doug Dutch?

by Theo :: Tue, 08/03/2010 - 4:59am

The corner who was traded for Beck.
Dutch has a wiki that says he didn't receive much playing time in the Ravens pre season and he didn't make the Locomotives roster.

by Revenge of the NURBS (not verified) :: Tue, 08/03/2010 - 11:28am

And that, ladies and gentlemen, tells you everything you need to know about the magnitude of this transaction.

by JimZipCode :: Mon, 08/02/2010 - 11:54pm

Does Doug Dutch have any talent? Anyone know anything about him?

by Led :: Tue, 08/03/2010 - 12:20am

I think I'd rather have Beck on my roster than John Beck. A lot of talent and really came through with at least one classic album in Odelay. You could do worse with a second round pick.

by justanothersteve :: Tue, 08/03/2010 - 8:21pm

I'd rather have Jeff Beck. Still can play a mean guitar after all these years.

by TimTheEnchanter (not verified) :: Tue, 08/03/2010 - 11:16am

Actually, it turns out the Redskins sent Dutch to the Ravens for a *case of Beck's*. This makes much more sense for the Redskins.

by Mike B. In Va :: Tue, 08/03/2010 - 11:53am

So *that's* what Haynesworth has been drinking during those conditioning tests. It all makes sense now!