Clearly, the Broncos wanted Keenum's contract off the books after an underwhelming performance last season. But there's reason to believe that this move for Keenum is not the full extent of Washington's plans at quarterback in the offseason of 2019. This news comes in light of the Broncos acquiring quarterback Joe Flacco from the Baltimore Ravens.
Behind a battered Denver offensive line - three starters were placed on injured reserve - Keenum was inconsistent, as was the Broncos' offense as a whole.
Keenum was originally due $18 million for the 2019 season.
After Alex Smith suffered a horrific leg injury, the Redskins had a major need at the quarterback position. Flacco will start, which left only a backup role for Keenum. The team went 6-10, and coach Vance Joseph was sacked and replaced by Vic Fangio this offseason.
While compiling a career-high 3,890 passes, Keenum completed just 62.3 percent of his passes to go with 18 touchdowns, 15 interceptions, and a passer rating of 81.2.
Sources: The #Redskins and #Broncos are working a trade for QB Case Keenum to land in Washington. Preaching patience became a weekly mantra of his with Keenum expressing confidence he and his new teammates and coaches would eventually adjust to each other in time to make a late-season run.
However, Keenum regressed in his first, and only, season with the Broncos, leading the team to a 6-10 record and the first back-to-back losing seasons for the club since 1972.