Report: Broncos, Redskins working on Case Keenum trade


Denver Broncos quarterback Case Keenum (4) warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Denver. (Jack Dempsey/AP)

It looks like Case Keenum is Washington-bound.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Denver Broncos are working on a deal to send the quarterback to the Redskins.

The Broncos will reportedly receive a 2020 sixth-round pick for Keenum, as per 9News’s Mike Klis, while sending a 2020 seventh-rounder to Washington and paying $3.5 million of his $7-million salary.

Keenum spent just one season in Denver after the club landed the free agent last March, signing him to a two-year deal after a successful campaign with the Minnesota Vikings made him one of the most intriguing free agents on the market. The Keenum experiment didn’t last long, however, as the Broncos struggled to produce offensively and made it clear they were ready to move on from the 31-year-old when they traded for veteran Joe Flacco last month.

The move makes sense for the Redskins, who are in a tricky position at quarterback considering the uncertainty surrounding the health of Alex Smith. Smith’s 2018 season was cut short when he suffered a devastating leg injury in Week 11 and there’s widespread speculation that he won’t be healthy enough to play in 2019. Keenum provides them with a capable passer without completely moving on from Smith by seeking to fill the position via the draft.

No trades can be made official until 4 p.m. ET on March 13, which is when the new league year begins.

When submitting content, please abide by our submission guidelines, and avoid posting profanity, personal attacks or harassment. Should you violate our submissions guidelines, we reserve the right to remove your comments and block your account. Sportsnet reserves the right to close a story’s comment section at any time.