It goes without saying that Rex Grossman wants another shot at the starting quarterback role in Washington, but it's probably a good thing that didn't materialize Sunday.
The team's only other option is the mysterious practice-squad arm of Jonathan Crompton, so it might sign another passer if Grossman isn't ready.
In the end, Grossman's illness means Beck would have played whether or not Shanahan engineered last week's quarterback switch. But it's clear the coach is sold (for now) on having Grossman sit. Shanny said he was "really proud of the way (Beck) played" against the Panthers, suggesting that the team's fourth starter in three seasons might be here to stay.