John Beck starting for Washington Redskins at Carolina

Beck will make his first start of 2011 against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

(AP, WJLA) — The Washington Redskins will start John Beck at quarterback for this Sunday's game at Carolina.

Coach Mike Shanahan informed his team Wednesday that Beck will get the nod for this week's game against the Carolina Panthers.

Beck will be making his first start since 2007, when he was a rookie with Miami. He'll also becomes the 21st quarterback to start a game for Redskins in the last 19 seasons.

Grossman has 11 turnovers — nine interceptions plus two fumbles — through five games. His 66.5 overall rating ranks 32nd of 33 quarterbacks in the league.

Beck came in for Rex Grossman in the Redskins' 20-13 loss to Philadelphia last weekend; a game in which Grossman threw four interceptions.

The start will mark Beck's first regular season start in the NFL since 2007, when he was a member of the Miami Dolphins.

In the Redskins' first five games, Grossman led the team to a 3-2 record, throwing for 1,132 yards, six touchdown and nine interceptions.

Beck went 8-for-15 for 117 yards in relief of Grossman in the loss to the Eagles.