Report: Case Keenum the frontrunner to start for Redskins
The Washington Redskins’ quarterback situation has been one fans around the league have been watching, and we may have a frontrunner in the battle.
The Washington Post’s Rick Snider wrote a column on Tuesday saying that Case Keenum appears to be the frontrunner to start at QB for Washington. Keenum was acquired by the Redskins in a trade with Denver in March.
Keenum, 31, has more experience and success in the league than Colt McCoy, a longtime Washington backup, and Dwayne Haskins, whom the team drafted No. 15 overall this year. Keenum began OTAs by taking the first-team reps. This week, he took reps with the first-team players ahead of Washington’s second preseason game, Snider says.
Snider further adds that unless Keenum plays poorly in Thursday’s preseason game against Cincinnati, Redskins head coach Jay Gruden would be comfortable entering the season with the former Broncos QB as his starter.
Keenum has made 41 regular season starts over the past three seasons. His most success came in 2017 when he threw for 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions while leading Minnesota to the NFC Championship Game. Though he passed for a career-high 3,890 yards last year, his touchdowns dropped to 18 and his interceptions increased to 15. Washington would like to see more of the 2017 version of Keenum if they do roll with him as their starter.