2. Washington Redskins
The next team that should seriously consider adding Keenum is the Redskins, who have a quarterback dilemma of their own. Alex Smith suffered a gruesome leg injury last season and he is not expected to play in 2019, a fact that Redskins’ running back Chris Thompson reiterated to the press this week.
The Redskins, like Miami, pick in the middle of the first round and may look at a rookie quarterback to try and find a long-term answer at the position. Washington also needs a starter for 2019, and Keenum could easily fill that role.
Signing Keenum to a two year contract would give the Redskins a capable starter for 2019 and insurance in case Smith can’t make it back for 2020. It’s important to remember that Keenum was the quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings when they went to the NFC Championship Game in 2017, and his steady hand would help Washington remain competitive in a winnable NFC East.
Also, like Miami, Keenum could mentor any young quarterback Washington ends up drafting. Keenum was with the Los Angeles Rams in Jared Goff’s rookie year, and Goff was certainly able to pick up some pearls of wisdom from Keenum along the way.