Each time Sam Darnold drops back, he has options on every level of the field. Darnold, who, like Alex Smith, doesn’t receive enough credit for his athleticism, runs his fair share of read options and has the choice of keeping it or not. This puts stress on the defense. The pace is significantly higher than under Chan Gailey, John Morton or Bates.
Also from Connor Hughes of The Athletic, "I came away incredibly impressed with both Darnold’s arm strength and accuracy. He threw three perfect bombs to Robby Anderson (once) and Quincy Enunwa (twice) at different times during the six media-open workouts."
This faster speed of play is good news for the entire Jets offense when it comes to fantasy ceilings, and most can currently be had for very cheap. Sam Darnold averaged 13.0 fantasy points last season over 13 games and should have no trouble besting that in his sophomore year in the league. He makes for a great value stack in best-ball leagues with WR Robby Anderson and TE Chris Herndon, or a late-round redraft QB that has solid potential to outperform his ADP.
Jay Gruden said he anticipates Derrius Guice doing individual work in OTAs and then joining the team full-go in training camp. "I think Derrius will be fine," Gruden said.
Guice has undergone a couple of clean-up procedures since his ACL surgery last year and the team recently re-signed Adrian Peterson to a two-year deal. Guice is in the RB3 mix given his uncertain health and the presence of Peterson.
The Redskins are re-signing RB Adrian Peterson to a 2-year deal worth $8M, sources tell me. His career resurgence continues in Washington.
This signing throws some cold water on Derrius Guice's 2019 outlook as he comes back from a torn ACL. Washington is giving Peterson starter-caliber money, so it wouldn't be surprising if he led this backfield in touches again this season.
Broncos have trade parameters with Washington for QB Case Keenum: Broncos get WAS 6th in 2020, WAS gets Broncos 7th in '20, per source. Keenum's contract reworked. Broncos pay him $500K restructure bonus and pay $3.5 million of his $7M salary. Washington pays $3.5 mi.
Washington expects Alex Smith to miss the entire season, so Keenum is the Plan B. They could also draft a quarterback or make a run at a passer in free agency.
Nothing is official yet, but the team believes Smith will miss the entire 2019 season with his broken leg issues and are acting accordingly. If he’s ready, they will be pleasantly surprised. As we reported last week, there may not be a lot of great targets for the team in free agency, mostly because of cost.
He will not say the Redskins are looking for another quarterback, the rest of the tweet said. We reported earlier Tuesday from ESPN there may not be a lot of options in play for the Skins at QB anyway, mostly because of cost.
The Washington Redskins will struggle to find a good fit in free agency for one of their biggest needs: quarterback. With Alex Smith’s future uncertain for 2019 and beyond after a compound leg fracture, the Redskins must decide if they want to pursue more quarterback help via free agency or the draft.
They do have Colt McCoy under contract, but they need more than just one healthy quarterback. Smith’s contract makes him uncuttable until after the 2020 season; he has cap hits of $20.4 million this year and $21.4 million next season.
John Elway offered more specificity about Case Keenum's future.
"[W]e've got to -- Case is probably a short-term fix -- find the long-term guy for us," Elway told Peter King of "Football Morning in America." "When we do find that guy, we've got to have the continuity on the offensive side to where we can train him and develop him and get him there. This is our fourth offense in probably three or four years. Quarterbacks need to be developed. You don't find one ready-made. We got to have a solid system in place for when we do go after whatever guy it may be, a young guy or a trade or whatnot."
Former Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio was named the new coach last week and said during his introductory press conference that Keenum is his quarterback "right now," the story said. Denver was 5-11 in 2017 while going 6-10 this past season with Keenum.
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Vernon Davis (concussion) has been listed as doubtful for Week 17.
With Jordan Reed on IR, Josh Doctson questionable, and Davis unlikely to play, the Redskins are woefully short on options outside of Jamison Crowder. We'd do our best to avoid them all, but if you have to pick one, Crowder looks like a WR3 to us.