Along with finishing a commerce for quarterback Joe Flacco on Wednesday, the Broncos formally agreed to phrases with Houston Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson and Miami Dolphins proper deal with Ja’Wuan James and traded quarterback Case Keenum to the Washington Redskins.
Jackson (a three-year contract value $33 million) and James (a four-year contract value $51 million) will probably be launched together with Flacco at a press convention on Friday, a day later than anticipated due to a storm within the Denver space.
“We’ve obtained two good soccer gamers that we focused and favored the best way they performed the sport,” normal supervisor John Elway stated in an interview on the Broncos’ web site. “Kareem, the (physicality) he brings to the defensive facet and the athleticism Ja’Wuan has on the suitable facet — they’re each matches for us.”
Jackson brings expertise (132 video games), manufacturing (559 tackles) and flexibility (cornerback/security) to the Broncos’ protection.
“He can play nook, security, nickel — we’ll use him the place we most want him or it most closely fits him,” Broncos coach Vic Fangio stated.
James grew to become the league’s highest-paid proper deal with when he agreed to affix the Broncos after 5 years with Miami.
“We predict he’s an ideal system match for us,” Elway stated. “We actually assume he can solidify proper deal with. That’s our expectation.”
Keenum was flipped to the Redskins together with a 2020 seventh-round choose in trade for a 2020 sixth-round choose.
In an announcement to the Redskins’ web site, Keenum stated: “Final yr (with the Broncos) didn’t go the best way we wished it to, however I feel it made me a greater soccer participant, it made me a greater individual (and it) made me harder. And it taught me what it actually means to have a crew really matter in your quarterback to make performs down the stretch when you actually need to. It’s one thing I’m excited to develop from, one thing I’m excited to be taught from and implement this subsequent yr with the Redskins.”
Coach Jay Gruden stated the Redskins haven’t dominated out drafting a quarterback to affix Keenum and Colt McCoy on the roster.