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Redskins Trade for Keenum, Will He Be QB1?

As the get ready for a new season, finding their starting sits atop their priorities. In February, reports came out saying that the team expected to miss the entire , forcing them to look for another signal caller.

This Thursday, the Redskins traded with the for 31-year old QB , who started for the Broncos throughout the . Keenum's performance in orange was rather disappointing, leading its former team to acquire and likely target a rookie quarterback in the to replace him.

Keenum is the latest QB to join the and he'll do so without a guaranteed starting job. According to Ian Rapoport, he'll have to battle Colt McCoy for the top spot in the .

This seems like a fair trade for both teams. Broncos manage to dump Keenum's salary and the Redskins get a potential starter for their most pressing need.

Should be concerned about his arrival? While he does provide the Redskins with an experienced quarterback for what could've been a concerning QB room, Case Keenum didn't have a great year in Denver, throwing for 18 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. His inconsistency cost the Broncos wins more than a few times last season. I wouldn't be concerned about him turning the Redskins into a legitimate threat in the division.

However, may not be done making moves at quarterback. Many have linked them to the Josh Rosen rumors. If the are indeed considering trading Rosen to another team, the Redskins could be an option. After all, they need an answer for the long term future. It's tough to imagine the Cardinals moving on from the guy they just traded up to draft less than a year ago, but rumors are pretty strong to not pay attention.

“Throughout the week in Indianapolis, I didn't run into one agent, scout, coach or who thought anyone but would be the top overall pick.” – , 's NFL Draft writer.

Even if it's not the Josh Rosen route, the Redskins could still look for a QB1 elsewhere. Whether it's a (, for instance) or a rookie who falls to their pick in the , I wouldn't be surprised if this isn't the last QB move Washington pulls off before the season.

For now though, Case Keenum should be the favorite to be lining up as the Redskins' starting quarterback when the play them next season.

Mauricio Rodriguez
Mauricio Rodriguez
I love to write, I love football and I love the Dallas Cowboys. I've been rooting for America's team all the way from Mexico ever since I can remember. If you want to talk football, I'm in... You'll find me at @MauNFL.

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