Starter Case Keenum landed on the weekly injury report with a sprained right foot, though he practiced yesterday. As the lone healthy backup for the opening three weeks, Dwayne Haskins, a one-year starter at Ohio State, would seem to be the obvious replacement if needed.
Then again, Colt McCoy participated in practice for his first full work since the leg injury dating back to December became problematic in mid-August.
If Keenum cannot go and McCoy hacks off the ample rust likely built up over the past six weeks, Gruden might turn to the lone quarterback experienced with his playbook beyond this season.
“There is a chance that could happen,” Gruden said Wednesday. “We’ll deal with the ‘ifs’ (Thursday) and Friday.”
Ah, the “if” factor. Regardless of McCoy’s physical status or Keenum’s foot — Gruden said yesterday he expects the starter to remain one of them barring a setback — it’s the questions surrounding Haskins that matter most.