Keenum threw for 18 touchdowns and 15 interceptions last season, totaling 3,890 yards on a 62.3 completion percentage as the Broncos completed a disappointing 6-10 season. Although the deal won't become official until next week, it showed the team was ready to move on from Case Keenum. Washington will also receive a 2020 seventh-round selection in addition to Keenum.
Klis reports that the Broncos will pay Keenum a $500,000 restructure bonus in addition to $3.5 million of his salary.
For the Washington Redskins, the thought was that they'd try to sign Nick Foles, with the news that Alex Smith will miss the entire 2019 season with a leg injury.
According to Ian Rapoport, Keenum will challenge Colt McCoy for the starting job.
The Redskins are Keenum's fifth NFL team since he entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of Houston. He guided the Broncos to a 6-10 record a year ago, throwing for 3,890 yards, 18 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.
After a terrific season with the Minnesota Vikings in 2017, Keenum scored a big contract with the Broncos but severely underperformed.