Head coach Joe Gibbs said Saturday that the Redskins continue to discuss options for quarterback Patrick Ramsey. It is uncertain whether Ramsey will return to the Redskins next season.
Ramsey is under contract for 2006, so if the team and the fourth-year quarterback part ways, it would likely be through a trade.
"We're working with Patrick and his agent to see what opportunities are out there for him," Gibbs said during a media session at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. "We're also evaluating what's best for us. I'm not sure anything will get done. We are looking and we're letting them also look and talk."
Added Gibbs: "I know where his feelings are and he knows where our feelings are. He's a very important player to us and we've invested a lot in him. But I think we can also say that he's frustrated with his situation over the last couple of years.
"We've had a good game plan and we've been talking things over. We're moving ahead with it and we'll have to see where it ends. I wouldn't have a guess if something is going to work out or not."
Ramsey entered the 2005 regular season as the Redskins' starting quarterback, but he was replaced by 13-year veteran Mark Brunell prior to Week 2. He spent the season as Brunell's backup.
In Week 16 against the New York Giants, Ramsey entered the game after Brunell suffered a knee injury early in the second half. Ramsey completed 5-of-7 passes for 104 yards, including a 72-yard touchdown pass to Santana Moss.
Gibbs, during an interview with Rich Eisen and Jim More on the NFL Network, said he liked the team's current quarterback depth with Brunell, Ramsey and 2005 first-round draft pick Jason Campbell.
"To me, I want to make sure we're deep at quarterback," Gibbs said. "I think we are. Until something works out there with Patrick--if it works out--we feel very good about where we are right now. I think we have a good solid quarterback situation."
Regarding Brunell, Gibbs said: "When you go back and look at his stats, last season was one of the best years he's ever had. He played extremely well for us. Obviously, Mark is at a point where you have to ask: How many more years is he going to be able to do that? We think he has a couple more years for sure, and he would probably say more than that."