The Redskins are in desperate need of a quarterback.
However, Keenum regressed in his first, and only, season with the Broncos, leading the team to a 6-10 record and the first back-to-back losing seasons for the club since 1972.
The Broncos on Thursday agreed to send Keenum and a 2020 seventh-round draft pick to Washington in exchange for a 2020 sixth-round pack, according to a source.
Case Keenum's time as a starting quarterback is over with the Broncos, but it looks like he could get a shot to be the guy with the Redskins. He still threw for 3,890 yards, but he wasn't as efficient - throwing 15 interceptions. The Redskins will pay the other $3.5 million of his salary. 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.More news: Kelly for alleged rape of 13-year-old
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Through the broad scope of things, Keenum seems to be more of the same for the Redskins; a semi-capable quarterback that has displayed occasional arm talent while lacking exceptional mobility.
Overall, the Keenum trade makes sense, even if it's not that rich in potential or very exciting. "So, he played extremely well".
Denver gains an additional $3 million in salary cap space, Keenum gets the opportunity to start fresh after a down 2018 season, and Washington receives another option at quarterback with Alex Smith expected to miss the entire 2019 season after suffering a broken tibia and fibula in November.
Despite his college success, Keenum went undrafted in 2012.