Last month, the Denver Broncos shocked the football world after they agreed to a trade for Super Bowl MVP QB Joe Flacco, and this was just less than a year after they gave starter Case Keenum a 2-year deal after he threw for 3,547 yards, 22 touchdowns, and only 7 interceptions for the Minnesota Vikings in 2017.
As the full-time starter for the Broncos, he threw for 3,890 yards, 18 touchdowns, and a whopping 15 interceptions for a team that finished 6-10 in 2018. The Broncos had seen enough to know that he wasn’t the answer.
On Thursday, the Broncos reportedly made another move when they decided to trade Keenum to the Washington Redskins for a sixth-round pick in the 2020 draft, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Washington will also get a 2020 seventh-rounder from Denver.
The 31-year-old Keenum was slated to count $21 million against the Broncos’ salary cap for the 2019 season, but he reworked his contract and will be on a one-year deal with the Redskins.
The Broncos will save $3 million by paying only $3.5 million as well as a $500,000 restructuring bonus for trading and not cutting Keenum.