Redskins QB Case Keenum to start in Week 6 vs. Dolphins
There’s plenty of chaos surrounding the Washington Redskins at the moment as they are now six weeks in and are still searching for a win. They hope to finally find it when Case Keenum gets the nod to start against the Miami Dolphins.
JP Finlay reported that Redskins interim coach Bill Callahan’s starter for his first game in charge of the Redskins will be the experienced Keenum.
Bill Callahan names Case Keenum as Redskins starting QB for Miami game. Dwayne Haskins is the backup. That likely means Colt McCoy is inactive.
— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) October 11, 2019
Keenum started the team’s first four games before suffering a foot injury in Week 4. He’s completed 68 percent of his passes for 970 yards with seven touchdowns and four interceptions in those four games.
If Callahan wanted to work with the most experienced QB out of the three, McCoy was the obvious pick. However, his disappointing performance against the New England Patriots immediately placed him out of contention. Moreover, having Dwayne Haskins learn the ropes from Keenum will help him become a better-prepared QB for the foreseeable future.
He gave NFL.com’s Kevin Patra a more detailed reason to his selection:
“There’s so many reasons,” Callahan said when asked why he thinks Keenum gives Washington the past chance to win. “He’s well prepared first off, has the makeup of a solid starter, he prepares like no quarterback — comparable to the quarterbacks I’ve seen. Just his demeanor on the field and obviously in the building — he’s the first one in and last one out type of guy.”
With the team not contending for playoff football, the team can now focus on experimenting with lineups and giving Haskins space to learn behind Keenum. And if everything goes well, they will finally have their first win.