The deal sending quarterback Case Keenum from Denver to Washington is now official and there’s a fair chance that Keenum will wind up as the team’s starter in Week One of the regular season.
There’s also a fair chance that the team will look in another direction. While no one is expecting Alex Smith back from his leg injury, Colt McCoy remains on hand and Keenum’s reworked contract leaves the team on the hook for just $3.5 million in 2019. That leaves the door open for another move for a current NFL player and for the team to use a draft pick on a quarterback.
Washington head coach Jay Gruden addressed that possibility in a statement accompanying the announcement of the Keenum trade.