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05:50  14 august  2019
05:50  14 august  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Washington's quarterback situation has been one fans around the league have been watching, and we may have a front-runner in the battle.

Case Keenum reportedly the front-runner to start for Washington© Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Post’s Rick Snider wrote a column on Tuesday saying that Case Keenum appears to be the front-runner to start at QB for Washington. Keenum was acquired in a trade with Denver in March.

Keenum, 31, has more experience and success in the league than Colt McCoy, a longtime Washington backup, and Dwayne Haskins, whom the team drafted No. 15 overall this year. Keenum began OTAs by taking the first-team reps. This week, he took reps with the first-team players ahead of Washington’s second preseason game, Snider says.

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— The Broncos have traded quarterback Case Keenum and a 2020 seventh-round pick to the Washington Redskins for a 2020 sixth-round pick, the team announced Keenum , whom the Broncos signed in free agency in 2018, started all 16 games for Denver last season and recorded a 6-10 record.

Case Keenum will now battle with Colt McCoy for the right to be Washington ’s starting quarterback in 2019, in a move that may not exactly ignite the team’s fan base. It’s odd: A trade like this barely registers on the offseason Scoville scale, but has some far reaching implications across the NFL.

Snider further adds that unless Keenum plays poorly in Thursday’s preseason game against Cincinnati, Redskins head coach Jay Gruden would be comfortable entering the season with the former Broncos QB as his starter.

Keenum has made 41 regular-season starts over the past three seasons. His most success came in 2017 when he threw for 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions while leading Minnesota to the NFC Championship Game. Even though Keenum passed for a career-high 3,890 yards last year, his touchdowns dropped to 18 and his interceptions increased to 15. Washington would like to see more of the 2017 version of Keenum if it does roll with him as its starter.

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