After four weeks of NFL football, the Washington Redskins are one of six NFL teams without a single win. Their defense has been truly awful and their offense has been even worse if that's really even possible. The quarterback position has been a particular sore spot for the team as Case Keenum just hasn't been good enough in the starter role. Over the past week, there were reports that Dwayne Haskins could start for the Redskins this week but it looks like neither of the aforementioned players will be under center on Sunday.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Redskins have announced Colt McCoy as their starter. The announcement doesn't really spark much hope amongst the Washington fanbase as they get to play the New England Patriots on Sunday. Of course, the Patriots have the number one ranked defense in the league.
The Redskins season is pretty well over at this point so a loss to the Patriots really won't matter all that much. The Patriots' strength of schedule has been a bit of a joke and playing the Redskins immediately after the Bills is yet another example of that.
If McCoy somehow pulls off the win, maybe we'll have to start seriously thinking about putting him in the Hall of Fame.
Case Keenum Traded To The Washington Redskins: Report
The Broncos lately acquired Joe Flacco.
The Case Keenum experiment did not final lengthy in Denver because it was introduced that the Broncos have traded Keenum to the Washington Redskins for a sixth-round decide within the 2020 draft, in keeping with ESPN. This information is available in gentle of the Broncos buying quarterback Joe Flacco from the Baltimore Ravens. With Flacco on the roster, it was believed that Keenum's days in Denver have been numbered and this newest deal proves that. The transfer was made by the Redskins as Alex Smith possible will not be capable to play in 2019. If you keep in mind, Smith went down with a grotesque leg damage through the 2018 season.
When the information first broke that Flacco was coming to Denver, Keenum commented on the scenario saying that he was fairly stunned by the information.
"Elway referred to as me that morning and we had an amazing dialog, which he did not must do, and I appreciated that," Keenum mentioned in keeping with ESPN. "I used to be positively shocked. It was a shock for us and ... you already know, I feel in all probability for the primary day or in order that's type of what it was. You know, for us, we're positively disenchanted. It's not one thing we wished to occur. I do know that everyone's doing their job and John appears like that was an opportunity for him to assist the Broncos out.''
The Broncos completed with a 6-10 report this previous season, whereas the Redskins completed at 7-9. Both groups missed the playoffs.
Case Keenum Was "Shocked" By Denver Broncos Joe Flacco Trade
Keenum’s future within the NFL is now unknown.
While the official begin to the NFL offseason begins on March 13th, the Denver Broncos have already locked down a commerce that may deliver quarterback Joe Flacco to the group. Flacco gained a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens again in 2013, though his profession has had extra downs than ups since then. Quarterback Case Keenum explains that he was fairly shocked by what occurred and that he had a dialog with normal supervisor and Broncos legend John Elway about it.
“Elway referred to as me that morning and we had a terrific dialog, which he did not must do, and I appreciated that,” Keenum mentioned in accordance with ESPN. “I used to be positively shocked. It was a shock for us and … you already know, I believe most likely for the primary day or in order that’s form of what it was. You know, for us, we’re positively disenchanted. It’s not one thing we wished to occur. I do know that everyone’s doing their job and John appears like that was an opportunity for him to assist the Broncos out.”
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Keenum additionally talked about his future and the way he will not let the information have an effect on him in a detrimental manner.
“For us, it is one other chapter in our lives and we will roll with it,” Keenum defined. “We’re going to strategy this like I do all the things in my complete life, and that it is not by chance this has occurred. It’s simply one other chapter and one other alternative to beat some adversity in my life.”
The Broncos completed final season with a 6-10 document as they did not make the playoffs.
Case Keenum To Sign With Denver Broncos: Report
Free agent quarterback Case Keenum is expected to sign a deal with the Denver Broncos once free agency ficially opens at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 14, according to several reports. The Broncos will be the fifth team that Keenum has played for in the last five years.
He played with Houston in 2014, St. Louis in 2015, Los Angeles in 2016, Minnesota in 2017 and will now head to Denver in 2018.
After stepping in as starting QB for the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2 the 2017 season, Keenum led the team to a 13-3 record, including a trip to the NFC Championship game where they lost to the eventual Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles. The 30-year old QB finished the season with 3,547 passing yards as well as 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
The Broncos went just 5-11 last season and will pick fifth in the upcoming NFL Draft, but they already have a solid defense in place and a number weapons on fense, including wide receivers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.
According to ESPN, Broncos GM John Elway recently said that the team can get back to the playfs with a QB signing such as Keenum.
"I still think we're not too far away,'' Elway said. "Obviously, we have to get better at that position. We didn't play well there last year. That doesn't all go on the players. There were some things that we should have done, that we should have done differently that we didn't do. I feel like we can get right back in the thick the things rather quickly. I think we still have a good defensive football team.''
Top 10 NFL Free Agents On The Market
The 2018 NFL free agency class isn't the best crop talent we've ever seen, but there are still plenty playmakers available that could make an impact next season if they land in the right situation. Among this year's most coveted free agents are a few starting QBs, a First-Team All-Pro fensive lineman, some young wide receivers and several defensive backs.
Teams across the NFL can begin negotiating with free agents starting at noon today, March 12th and will be able to put pen to paper on contracts starting Wednesday, March 14th at 4pm ET.
Scroll down to check out 10 the most talked about free agents.