Mark Brunell's resurgence has been one of the NFL's top storylines this season. After six weeks, he is currently the NFL's 10th-ranked passer, having completed 103-of-178 passes for 1,240 yards, nine touchdowns and two interceptions. His QB rating for the season is 91.5.
Brunell has become increasingly comfortable in the Redskins' offense this season.
"We've been in the system for a year now," he said. "Our offense is evolving and doing some different things than it was a year ago. The biggest change is the 10 other guys on the field. The line is doing great. We have two very good running backs. The receivers are making big plays."
Brunell credited his rapport with Santana Moss, Chris Cooley, David Patten and the other receivers as reasons for the improvement of the passing game this season.
Last year, the Redskins' passing game was ranked 29th in the NFL. Through five games this season, it is ranked eighth.
"The rapport has developed over time," Brunell said. "In practices, the wide receivers are doing the right things all of the time. They don't misread anything. They run the right routes and run them hard. That makes a quarterback's job a lot easier."
His accuracy has been impressive, particularly in the fourth quarter of games this season.
"In tough situations, I have confidence in our wide receivers--they've earned that trust," Brunell said. "You know that, when we need a big play, each one of them will make a catch, run a great route and make the play for you."