The Redskins have acquired quarterback Case Keenum in a trade with the Denver Broncos, Craig Hoffman of 106.7 The Fan confirms.
First reported by Ian Rapoport, Denver's Mike Klis came through with the brushstrokes of the deal.
Keenum, 31, will have to compete with Colt McCoy for the starting job, according to Rapoport, with the winner of that competition presumably holding the seat warm for Alex Smith. Keenum completed 62.3 percent of his passes for 3,890, 18 touchdowns and threw 15 interceptions in Denver last season. The Broncos finished 6-10.
While the Redskins were heavily rumored to be interested in Cardinals QB Josh Rosen, this deal does not take them out of the running.
"It does not mean Josh Rosen's out of play. It does not," Hoffman told 106.7 The Fan's Chad Dukes. "That, to me, was a huge deal in all of this. One of the first questions I started asking as I started to talk to people is, 'Why would you do this when Rosen's out there?'
"If Kyler Murray goes and does something dumb, or gets hurt, or whatever, and all of a sudden Arizona's going, 'Oh my God. We can't take him 1,' they might hang on to Josh Rosen," he continued. "And not to mention, right now they cannot get a deal that they want.
The Redskins formally announced the trade with free agency officially beginning Wednesday at 4 p.m. Interesting side note, the Redskins describe the pick they received as "an undisclosed 2020 NFL Draft pick from the Denver Broncos."
"Further conditions and terms of the deal were not disclosed," the team says.