The Washington Redskins have taken a step to fix their QB issues, as they agreed to a trade with the Denver Broncos on Thursday that will send Case Keenum to Washington. Denver will receive Washington's 2020 sixth-round pick in exchange for Keenum and a 2020 seventh-round pick.
Over his seven-year career, Keenum has played for the Broncos, Vikings, Rams - both in St. Louis and Los Angeles, and Houston Texans. Keenum, though, wasn't awful despite his struggles in Denver.
Acquiring a veteran quarterback to provide depth for and competition to Colt McCoy was issue No. 1 for the Redskins this offseason.
Keenum finished among the bottom 10 in the National Football League in Total QBR. So who knows what's going to be in store. "But we'll be ready for whatever God has in store for us next".
Gruden and Vikings coach Mike Zimmer know each other well from coaching together in Cincinnati, giving the Redskins' coach an outlet for good insight on Keenum. He's recorded a 26-28 record as a starter and has passed for 12,661 yards and 64 touchdowns with 42 interceptions. "And not to mention, right now they can not get a deal that they want". Though John Elway indicated he wanted Keenum to stay with the team, trading him is a move you can't argue with. That would free up almost $9 million.
The NFL Network first reported that the teams were working on a trade. He also earns a $500,000 restructure bonus from Denver in the deal.