The Washington Redskins announced that they will continue to start quarterback Case Keenum ahead of their Week 8 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings.

Despite having a 1-6 record, Redskins head coach Bill Callahan still believes in the abilities of Keenum, who had 77 passing yards during the 9-0 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 7. It's important to note that there was significant rain that was pouring down during the game.

“We still have a lot of faith in Case and his ability,” Callahan said, via Ryan Homier of NBC Sports.

The production that Keenum has provided the Redskins have been underwhelming aside from his performance against the Philadelphia Eagles when he totaled 380 passing yards and three touchdowns without an interception. He has recorded 1,213 passing yards and nine touchdowns with four interceptions on the season.

Part of the rationale behind keeping Keenum in the starting quarterback role could be that rookie Dwayne Haskins is “still learning.”

It seems like there has been a need for weekly announcements regarding the quarterback position from the Redskins. That has been the case due to the team's lack of success on the offensive side of the ball partly stemming from uninspiring passing play.

There has been increasing demand from fans to give the starting quarterback job to Haskins but that doesn't seem like a possibility in the near future. That doesn't change the fact that he should be leaned on for this role in the long-term.

Whether Keenum ends up sticking as the starting quarterback for the Redskins for the entirety of this season remains to be seen.