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The Washington Redskins started the Dwayne Haskins era near the end of the 2019 season. Whether new head coach Ron Rivera leans on the Ohio State product next season remains to be seen, and former starter Case Keenum would make a lot of sense as a possible plan B.
It wouldn’t be a shock to see Rivera swing a deal to bring Newton to Washington, but if that doesn’t happen, keeping Keenum would be smart. He has experience with the roster, was relatively consistent this past seasonhe finished with a passer rating of 91.3and would likely be one of the cheaper options on the market.
Washington is projected to have just over $40 million in cap space, but it isn’t likely to overspend on an insurance policy at quarterback.
And make no mistake, Washington does need an insurance policy. Haskins showed some flashes as a rookie, but he often appeared overwhelmed as an NFL starter.
“Who knows,” Keenum told NBC Sports Washington about his future. “It might be the Redskins.”
Keenum also stated his desire for another starting opportunity. If the new regime isn’t sold on Haskins or the former Buckeye struggles, he could get it in Washington.
Prediction: Keenum signs a two-year deal with Washington.