The Denver Broncos have agreed to terms that will send quarterback Case Keenum to the Washington Redskins. The Broncos will include a 2020 seventh round pick and pay 3.5 million of Keenum’s seven million dollar salary. In return, Washington will give up a 2020 sixth round pick. The trade will not officially process until March 13, the beginning of the new league year.
The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport was first to report the trade.
The #Broncos and #Redskins have agreed to terms on a trade to send QB Case Keenum to Washington for draft picks and with an adjusted contract, sources say. Broncos get Skins 6th, Washington get a 7th.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 7, 2019
9News reporter Mike Klis reported on the details of the trade on Twitter Thursday evening.
Broncos have trade parameters with Washington for QB Case Keenum: Broncos get WAS 6th in 2020, WAS gets Broncos 7th in '20, per source. Keenum's contract reworked. Broncos pay him $500K restructure bonus and pay $3.5 million of his $7M salary. Washington pays $3.5 mi. #9sports
— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) March 7, 2019
The Broncos have had a busy offseason at the quarterback position trading for veteran Joe Flacco last month and now trading away Keenum. In his one year in Denver, Case Keenum threw for 3890 yards, 18 touchdowns and 15 interceptions in 16 games.
The Washington Redskins were looking for a quarterback to lead the team next season after Alex Smith suffered a leg injury so severe that his future playing career is still uncertain. Washington also will be looking to strengthen up the offensive line that was largely hurt last year in hopes to keep Keenum upright and healthy all season.