Breaking down the Redskins’ quarterback depth chart for 2019
Practice Squad Candidate: QB Josh Woodrum
One of the great things about the now-defunct AAF is that it afforded players that hadn’t stuck around at the NFL level a chance to prove themselves. One of those players was Josh Woodrum.
Woodrum, a former quarterback at Liberty, entered the NFL in 2016. He had a lot of trouble sticking on a roster, and has been on seven different teams and had eight separate stints with those teams (two with the Ravens). To date, he has yet to play a regular season NFL snap.
In the AAF, Woodrum was entrusted as the starter for the Salt Lake Stallions. His results were mixed, as he completed 64.3 percent of his passes for 1,449 yards, six touchdowns, and eight interceptions. He didn’t show elite upside, but as a starter, his solid accuracy and good frame stood out.
Most importantly, Woodrum got a chance to really get on the field and put some highlights on tape, something he hadn’t been able to do in years. That gave the Redskins enough cause to sign him and see what he can do this offseason.
Had Woodrum produced better in the AAF, and particularly, if he had avoided turnovers, he would have had a chance to win a backup job. However, that appears to, once again, be an uphill battle for him. Still, for a team that used four quarterbacks last season, Woodrum represents nice competition with some upside. He’s still just 26, and if he can make strides after getting more in-game action in the AAF, he could do enough to prove he belongs.
More likely than not, Woodrum is just going to be a camp body who will see action in the preseason. He could be a practice squad option, but that’s about it. Unless he can outplay either McCoy or Keenum in the preseason to earn the No. 3 quarterback role, expect Woodrum to be a practice squader at the most.