Case Keenum, Colt McCoy in line for Redskins’ quarterback battle
On Thursday, the Washington Redskins acquired Case Keenum in a trade with the Denver Broncos, meaning that Colt McCoy will have some competition for the starting quarterback spot heading into next season.
Dianna Russini of ESPN reports that the Redskins’ staff truly believes in McCoy, but that this will be a battle.
With Alex Smith likely to miss the entire 2019 campaign due to a gruesome broken leg injury he suffered during Week 11 of this past season, the Redskins are entering the coming year with a lot of uncertainty.
Many questioned whether or not McCoy would truly enter 2019 as the starter, and regardless of the fact that Washington’s staff seems to trust McCoy, it’s obvious that the Redskins don’t feel he is good enough to hand him the job.
As a matter of fact, a legitimate argument can be made that Keenum is actually the favorite to begin the season under center, as he has somewhat of an established track record.
The Broncos signed Keenum based on the strength of his 2017 campaign with the Minnesota Vikings, where he threw for 3,547 yards, 22 touchdowns, and seven interceptions while completing 67.6 percent of his passes and registering a passer rating of 98.3.
However, the 31-year-old was a pretty big disappointment in Denver, throwing for 3,890 yards, 18 touchdowns, and 15 picks while completing 62.3 percent of his passes and recording a passer rating of 81.2.
But, that is still considerably more than anything McCoy has ever accomplished, as he has totaled 29 touchdowns and 26 interceptions over 27 career starts since entering the league back in 2010.