Redskins QB Case Keenum will start in Week 9 if healthy
The lowly one-win Washington Redskins are now gearing up to take on the Buffalo Bills in Week 9. Although the Bills will surely be favored to win this game regardless of who is under center for Washington, it appears as though there is at least a chance that the Redskins will have the services of veteran quarterback Case Keenum against Buffalo.
According to Redskins interim head coach Bill Callahan, Keenum will start over rookie signal-caller and 2019 first-round NFL Draft pick Dwayne Haskins — if healthy.
Callahan reiterates that if Case Keenum is healthy he will start.
— John Keim (@john_keim) October 28, 2019
Keenum notably left last Thursday’s matchups against the Minnesota Vikings, another loss for the Redskins, at halftime en route to promptly being placed in the league’s concussion protocol. While Haskins can certainly use the regulation game reps as he has struggled mightily when called upon this season, Keenum apparently gives his team “best chance to win” and has “earned the right to be our starter,” Callahan has continually told reporters since taking over for recently fired head coach Jay Gruden.
The 31-year-old Keenum is currently in the midst of his first season in our nation’s capital as a member of the Redskins after stints with the Houston Texans, Los Angeles Rams, Minnesota Vikings, and Denver Broncos. Finding most of his NFL success with the Vikings as he almost led Minnesota to the Super Bowl three seasons ago, Keenum has now been reduced to being banged up under center for the struggling and rebuilding Redskins.
As it stands today, Washington is 1-7 on the year with Keenum appearing in seven games thus far.