It didn’t take long for Case Keenum to find a new home after being unseated as starting quarterback of the Denver Broncos.
A month after agreeing to a trade for former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco, the Broncos have agreed to terms to trade Keenum to Washington in exchange for draft picks.
Denver will receive a sixth-round pick in exchange for Keenum and a seventh-round pick.
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An off-season after signing with the Broncos, Keenum has agreed to waive his $10.5 million of non-guaranteed money in exchange for $500,000 bonus from Washington.
Keenum struggled with throwing the ball with the other team last season, throwing 15 interceptions. Over twice as many as his partial season with Minnesota. And yet, he is still an upgrade over Colt McCoy in Washington.
To me Derrius Guice gets the biggest bump. Keenum has been good enough in his career to clear out a box for running backs. Latavius Murray and Jerrick McKinnon combined for over 1,300 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2017. Phillip Lindsay has over 1,000 yards and nine scores last year.
Keenum isn’t afraid to throw the long ball, which should help Paul Richardson and Josh Doctson. Richardson caught just 20 passes for 262 yards in his first year in Washington. Doctson, who has been a bust thus far had 44 catches for 532 yards.
Overall its a net positive for a Washington team that desperately needs it. They still have a long way to go.