Case Keenum Named Redskins Starting Quarterback

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Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden has named Case Keenum the team’s starting quarterback, according to Ian Rapoport.

The club’s quarterback competition was down to rookie Dwayne Haskins and Keenan because Colt McCoy has been battling a leg injury.

Keenum, a 31-year-old journeyman, is seen as a veteran bridge to Haskins, who is viewed as the future quarterback for the franchise.

Last season, Keenum played in 16 games for the Denver Broncos. He completed 62.3% of his passes for 3890 yards with 18 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He played in 15 games in 2017 for the Minnesota Vikings, when he completed 67.6% of his passes on 3547 yards. He threw 22 touchdowns to just seven interceptions.

The Redskins selected Haskins with the 15th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. In May, he signed a four-year contract with a fifth-year team option for 2023.