The Philadelphia Eagles will be seeing a familiar face under center when they take on the Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field in Week 1 this season. Washington head coach Jay Gruden officially confirmed that Case Keenum will be the team’s starting quarterback to open the 2019 campaign. Keenum beat out rookie first-round pick Dwayne Haskins and still-recovering veteran Colt McCoy.
You just might remember that Keenum’s last trip to the Linc didn’t go so well for him. Starting for the Vikings in the 2018 NFC Championship Game, Keenum led Minnesota to a measly seven points while the Eagles scored 38. Keenum’s stat line from that matchup: 5.6 yards per attempt, 1 TD, 2 INT, 63.8 passer rating.
Of course, just because the Eagles dominated Keenum in that game doesn’t guarantee that they’ll do it again in Week 1 this year. But Keenum’s career body of work certainly suggests he’ll be one of the worst starting quarterbacks the Eagles face in 2019. Keenum had a nice run with the Vikings in 2017 but he unsurprisingly regressed with the Denver Broncos in 2018, posting the following numbers: 6-10 starting record, 6.6 yards per attempt, 18 TD, 15 INT, 81.2 passer rating.
The Eagles will be happy to see Keenum in Week 1 as they look to get off to a 1-0 start at home.
Just 14 more days to go.