Who Will Be Starting Quarterback for the Washington Redskins
The Washington Redskins are not expected to compete for the NFC East title in 2019, but have major quarterback decisions to make before the start of the regular season.
Odds makers have props available on which player will be the starting quarterback in Week 1 of the regular season. The favorite at this point is Case Keenum at +100 followed by Colt McCoy at +200 and rookie Dwayne Haskins at +250.
Most football observers are not surprised that odds makers have Keenum as the favorite. The signal caller was traded by Denver during the offseason to Washington after a mediocre season in 2018 in which Keenum passed for 3,890 yards, 18 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.
McCoy became the starting quarterback for the Redskins last season after Alex Smith was lost for the season due to a devastating leg injury. However, McCoy went down with his own season-ending injury just a few weeks after that of teammate Smith.
McCoy has played with Washington for 5 seasons and is familiar with the offense giving the veteran signal caller an advantage over the two others when it comes knowing the Redskins system.
Haskins will likely face a long season with Washington. The rookie was drafted No. 15 overall by Washington out of Ohio State. Haskins completed 8 of 14 passes for just 117 yards with two interceptions in last week’s opening game of the preseason.
Haskins is considered to be very poised when under pressure and has a strong arm. The Redskins consider Haskins as their quarterback of the future, but veterans Keenum or McCoy appear to have a much better shot at starting in Week 1 than does the rookie.
Most football pundits believe the Redskins will bring Haskins along slowly due to the tough schedule Washington has facing four tough opponents -Philadelphia, Dallas, Chicago and New England – in the first five weeks.