From the Redskins, the Broncos can find a choice in the 20 20 draft in trade. Washington will get a 20 20 seventh-rounder from Denver.
The NFL Network first reported that the teams were taking care of the trade.
The Broncos signed Keenum to some two-year, $36 million deal last March to be their quarterback. Denver then went 610 in 2018, which resulted in the dismissal of head coach Vance Joseph and the hiring of Vic Fangio to displace him.
The Keenum is now slated to count $2 1 million against the Broncos’ salary cap.
Since the end of the season, the Broncos have the framework of a trade in place to obtain veteran Joe Flacco from the Baltimore Ravens, which”absolutely shocked” and”frustrated” Keenum once he heard the headlines.
The Broncos nor the Ravens, or even Flacco, can officially acknowledge the commerce on March 13, once the arrangement can be filed to the NFL before start of the league season.
The Redskins, meanwhile, are now facing an uncertain future with quarter back Alex Smith, who suffered a compound fracture in his right leg season which required multiple surgeries due of diseases.
The Redskins still do not know, or aren’t ready to say, if Smith will play 2019. Colt McCoy remains on the roster, also you can find several options which the team could pursue via free service, including Teddy Bridgewater along with Tyrod Taylor.
“That’s hard; this is new to everyone,” Redskins coach Jay Gruden said at the NFL scouting combine. “That is an injury that is difficult to overcome, however, in addition, you do not know Alex and what they could do with his head and that which they could overcome. Can he be ready next year or the year afterwards? I do not know. We are going to play it by ear.”
Said he had been” by the Flacco news.
“We have no idea what is going to happen,” Keenum said Feb. 2 1 about his long run. “There is still a lot up in the atmosphere; this is quite fresh. Thus lots of these emotions which we’re speaking about are still sort of going on, still happening. Who knows what is likely to be available. I do not for sure; God does. But we’ll get ready for whatever God has in store for us next.”
Beneath a offensive line — three starters were placed on injured reserve — Keenum had been inconsistent, as had been the Broncos’ offense all together. He ended yards and 18 touchdowns.
Keenum finished among the bottom 10 in the NFL in Total QBR.
ESPN’s Jeff Legwold contributed to this record.