Published: Fri, March 08, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Redskins acquire QB Keenum from Broncos

Redskins acquire QB Keenum from Broncos

It looks like Jay Gruden and company are going to do one better by entertaining the masses, with the news that the Redskins are set to acquire Case Keenum from the Broncos via trade.

NFL Network was the first to report the trade.

According to Mike Klis of 9News in Denver, the Broncos will play Keenum $500,000 to restructure his contract and then $3.5 million of his $7 million salary. Denver is also eating half the money Keenum was owed in 2019.

By trading for a quarterback who has started 54 games in his career, the Redskins get a one-year rental at a bargain price, freeing them to take a quarterback in next month's draft who can be developed while Keenum and McCoy start.

After a terrific season with the Minnesota Vikings in 2017, Keenum scored a big contract with the Broncos but severely underperformed.

Keenum, a high-priced acquisition for the Broncos last offseason, should compete with McCoy for the starting job in Washington and serve as a stopgap for whatever future plans the Redskins have at quarterback. He threw for 3,890 yards with 18 touchdowns and 15 interceptions in 16 games. His 81.2 passer rating was 29th in the NFL. He was made expendable after the team traded for Joe Flacco from the Baltimore Ravens earlier this off-season.

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