Redskins interim head coach Bill Callahan named Case Keenum as starting quarterback when Washington travels to Miami to face the Dolphins this weekend.
Keenum started the Redskins first four games, all losses, and his performance deteriorated each week.
In the first two weeks of the year, Keenum protected the football and put up some gaudy yardage stats. In the third and fourth games, he accounted for six turnovers in six quarters and was eventually benched in New York in favor of rookie Dwayne Haskins.
Colt McCoy started last week against the Patriots and wasn’t particularly impressive either, though New England has arguably the best defense of the last decade.
In going back to Keenum, Callahan explained that he can run the offense and give Washington their best chance to get their first victory of the year.
In reality, Callahan intends to deploy a run-heavy system that will feature Adrian Peterson early and often.
Peterson sounds fired up about the opportunity after getting just 40 carries through four games.
“I’m hyped about it,” Peterson said. “You look at the first four weeks that I played; 11, 12, 10, seven carries. Totally opposite from what we did last year when we were able to be more successful as a team.”
Last season Peterson ran for more than 1,000 yards and while it wasn’t pretty, the Redskins were able to grind out wins by running the ball and running the clock.
Keenum might be back at quarterback, but the plan looks like it will run through AP.
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