The Denver Broncos decided to move on from Case Keenum this offseason after agreeing to a trade to acquire veteran quarterback Joe Flacco from the Baltimore Ravens. The Broncos have been searching for potential trade destinations for Keenum, and it seems they may have found a trade partner.
According to Ian Rapoport, the Washington Redskins have a deal in place with the Broncos to bring Keenum to the nation's capital.
The #Broncos and #Redskins have agreed to terms on a trade to send QB Case Keenum to Washington for draft picks and with an adjusted contract, sources say. Broncos get Skins 6th, Washington get a 7th.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 7, 2019
While the teams are not thought to be close to completing the deal, the two parties are reportedly working hard to make it happen. Heading into 2019, the Redskins' quarterback situation is very murky as they are still unsure when, or if, Alex Smith will return to the team after his devastating leg injury.
Keenum is due to make $21 million in 2019 after signing a two-year, $36 million deal with the Broncos last offseason. The 31-year-old quarterback has a $10 million dead cap hit if the team officially goes through with the deal.
Keenum's Denver career was short-lived. The former Vikings' shot-caller threw for 18 touchdowns and 15 interceptions in 2018, leading the team to a 6-10 record.
His lack of production led to GM John Elway pursuing Flacco during the offseason, effectively spelling the end of Keenum's tenure in the Mile High City. Keenum will have the chance to take over as Washington's starting quarterback on the final year of his two-year contract if a deal comes to fruition.