The Porkcast crew was blessed with some great timing, just as we were set to record our weekly shit-and-chat, the Redskins made a move to answer the biggest question of this offseason and made a trade with the Denver Broncos for quarterback Case Keenum.
We promptly fired up the podcast box and dug in on our initial thoughts on the deal, and much to everyone’s surprise, they were overwhelmingly positive. We discuss how the trade allows the Redskins to tip-toe the sidelines of the salary cap in a forward-facing move that clears the way for Alex Smith’s return, should his recovery allow him to come back from serious injury, AND now how the Redskins can look forward to the 2020 Draft as being the potential time to land their next quarterback of the future.
Much to everyone’s surprise, Keenum’s name was not one of our options to Swipe Right on in our discussion a few weeks ago, and we discuss how the move compares with other names that have bubbled to the media forefront of late in Joe Flacco, Ryan Tannehill, and of course Josh Rosen.
In addition, we lick our chops a little bit at the prospect of the story line this will unravel: that the new Redskins signal-caller takes the locker of Kirk Cousins, who replaced him following the Minneapolis Miracle season that led them to the NFC championship game. It’s tantalizing to think that the role-reversal was at a $81 million difference between the two players.
Finally, we ponder what does this mean for the other questions marks on the offensive side of the football. While there are still some unknowns regarding who will line up at wide receiver this year, we now know that there is some stability at the quarterback. Could this make the Redskins a more favorable destination for pass-catchers to sign, be it Antonio Brown or otherwise.