Quarterback Case Keenum, who was traded to the Washington Redskins during the offseason, is expected to be the team’s starting quarterback on opening day. Even though the coaches have not officially announced their starter. Sources within the organization believe Keenum is the man, due to the fact that Colt McCoy doesn’t seem to be fully recovered from his season-ending foot injury.
According to reports, McCoy has seen noted foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson. Twice since training camp began on July 25. Since he has not been able to play in the preseason, there is speculation that he suffered a setback, which he promptly denied, saying he expects to return “sooner rather than later.” Can Case Keenum cut it?
“It might be two or three weeks into the season,” coach Jay Gruden said of when McCoy might return. “We don’t know yet. There’s no timetable for him until he feels like he’s 100% to push off that leg. Until that time comes, he’s going to be rehabbing.”
Comeback Season for Case Keenum
When McCoy was hurt last season, the Redskins did not place him on injured reserve, thinking he might be available should they reach the postseason.
“That was probably part of the issue,” Gruden said. “He probably rushed back, we probably rushed him back. So they had to go back in a little bit. That was nobody’s fault, just a fluke deal that something else happened. Hopefully we get him right. He’ll do whatever he can to get right, we’ve just got to get it right first.”
Case Keenum has started the first two preseason games and has completed 7-of-16 passes for 112 yards and one touchdown. Rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins remains a possibility, but numerous people in the organization do not believe his is ready to take over the starting job, which is why they believe Keenum will be the starter until McCoy is healthy.