Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Broncos to sign QB Case Keenum

Broncos to sign QB Case Keenum

Kirk Cousins will start his free agency tour by visiting the Vikings, not the Jets.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin tweeted that Cousins is a "hero" to other young players for getting a fully guaranteed contract. On Tuesday, they also reached a deal to re-sign Josh McCown for $10 million for one year. That amounts to $28 million per year. The same Case Keenum who went 11-3 as the Vikings starter, bringing the team to within one win of the Super Bowl. The Vikings are considered the favorite for Cousins with the New York Jets and Arizona also in the mix. After calling Washington home for the past six years, the team has made a decision to move on to another option and, in turn, my family and I will be moving on as well.Knowing I will not be putting on a Redskins jersey next season, it's hard to look back at all that's taken place and not become emotional. Had he played for the Eagles, he would have worked with quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo; if Cousins gets his deal done with the Vikings, DeFilippo would be his offensive coordinator.

Nothing is official, however, and it's still possible that Cousins could leave his visit to Minnesota Wednesday without a deal.

Knee injuries have kept Bridgewater on the sidelines for much of the past two years as he's appeared in just one game since the end of the 2015 season. As a full-time National Football League starter, he has completed 67 percent of his throws for 81 touchdowns, 36 interceptions and a 97.5 passer rating.

The 29-year-old quarterback was drafted by Washington in 2012 - the same year they took Robert Griffin III second overall. The number is slightly less than the $90 million, $30 million per year reports that had surfaced last week. Sources told ESPN that he plans to sign the pact on Thursday. Since Favre's retirement in 2010, the Vikings have tried a bevy of quarterbacks from draft picks to free agent signings.

Siemian again handily beat out Lynch last summer, but the Broncos would cycle through their trio of homegrown QBs during a 5-11 season that almost cost rookie head coach Vance Joseph his job.

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