Case Keenum likely to open season as Redskins’ starting QB
Everything is lining up to indicate that Case Keenum will be the starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins when the regular season opens.
Coach Jay Gruden admitted Sunday that Colt McCoy was no sure thing to be ready for the start of the season as he recovers from the broken leg he suffered in 2018. That, combined with the fact that the team does not appear ready to hand the reins to rookie Dwayne Haskins, indicates that Keenum will get the nod, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Jay Gruden today on how soon Colt McCoy might return from a broken leg that ended his 2018 season: “Oh man, it might not be the end of camp, it might be two or three weeks into the season. We don't know yet.”
Case Keenum is now tracking to be Washington’s opening-day starting QB
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 18, 2019
Many fans might have wanted to see Haskins win the role, but it’s pretty clear from how the team has discussed him that they want to refine him more. That likely means Keenum is the guy for the foreseeable future.