The Washington Redskins will start Case Keenum at quarterback this coming Sunday against the New York Giants.
The New York Giants are coming off a big 32-31 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccanneers. With the improvement to 1-2 and a new rookie quarterback in Daniel Jones at the helm, there’s newfound life within this organization. Now, they’ll look to build upon that win in Week 4 against the division rival-Washington Redskins.
But which quarterback will they go up against? Will the Redskins finally start rookie Dwayne Haskins in what would be the first of likely many Jones vs. Haskins battles? Or will they go with the veteran Case Keenum, who turned the ball over five times in a loss to the Chicago Bears on Monday night? Luckily for Giants fans, Washington head coach Jay Gruden is sticking with the veteran.
“Not really, no,” Gruden said after Monday’s loss when asked if he’s considered starting Haskins, per Jason Owens of Yahoo Sports. “I think the most important thing is we have to have some continuity. You know, I can’t be changing people every five minutes here.
“I’ve gotta give Case an ample opportunity to play with these new guys. This is his first time in this offense. We’re not gonna be perfect, but we need to be better. And I think we can get better. Otherwise if I didn’t think we had a chance to get better, I would make a change. But I feel like Case has the tools to become a very efficient quarterback in this offense and get us some victories here moving forward.”
If the Giants defense is going to give Keenum problems on Sunday, they’re going to need to get in his face. Putting pressure on a quarterback like this is key if you want to force him to make mistakes. That’s exactly what Chicago did. Four sacks and constant pressure forced Keenum to throw three interceptions and lose two fumbles in the 31-15 loss.
The Giants kick off against the Redskins at MetLife Stadium on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET.