Is Case Keenum the answer at QB for the Washington Redskins?

Is Case Keenum the answer at QB for the Washington Redskins?

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reports the Redskins and Denver Broncos have agreed to a trade. Denver will receive Washington's 2020 sixth-round pick in exchange for Keenum and a 2020 seventh-round pick.

He signed a two-year, $36 million deal with the Broncos before the 2018 season.

Taking a look at the possible deal from Washington's point of view, yes, Keenum is AN answer for the aging QB problem in the nation's capital - but is he THE answer? The Redskins, meanwhile, will pay only $3.5 million for a guy who could end up being their starter (Keenum was originally due $18 million in salary for 2019). Denver has reworked Keenum's contract so it will pay him a $500,000 restructuring bonus and will take on $3,5 million of Keenum's salary.

The Ravens reportedly sent Joe Flacco to the Broncos in mid-February. The 31 year-old threw 18 touchdown passes and 15 interceptions to go with his completion percentage of 62.3%. Flacco, 34, is a former Super Bowl MVP, but he was replaced in Baltimore by rookie Lamar Jackson halfway through last season.

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Like Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy, Keenum grew up in Texas - almost 20 miles away from McCoy's hometown of Tuscola in fact. Alex Smith suffered a gruesome season-ending leg injury last season. Smith is expected to miss the entire 2019-20 season.

This will be Keenum's fifth National Football League team. But he latched onto the Houston Texans and eventually had success there, starting 10 games.

The Denver Broncos run an offensive play against the Cincinnati Bengals in a general view as the sun sets at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 19, 2017 in Denver, Colorado.

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