Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Case Keenum to sign with Broncos

Case Keenum to sign with Broncos

Keenum, 30, joined the Houston Texans following the 2012 National Football League draft as an undrafted free agent.

We may have seen the last of Case Keenum in a Vikings uniform.

While there have been no reports of contract numbers, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe has speculated that Keenum "could be had" for somewhere in the neighborhood of $16-$18 million per season.

With Keenum headed to Denver, Cousins' potential destinations are now down to three teams: the Vikings, the Cardinals and the Jets. Even Broncos players, specifically Von Miller, openly campaigned for Cousins to come to Denver this offseason.

Keenum, of course, comes off a season which saw him complete 67.6 percent of his passes with 3,547 yards and 22 touchdowns. Neither, too, can Keenum's connection to Gary Kubiak, an advisor for the Broncos. Keenum will have similar tools at his disposal in Denver that he had in Minnesota. "When you get opportunities like this, you've got to take advantage of them, so we're going to take advantage of it". With trade rumors swirling, and many quarterback-needy teams looking to trade up in the draft, the Broncos could find themselves in a position to draft one of these blue-chip players.

According to 9News Denver, Keenum's deal is expected to be a short-term agreement, suggesting it won't preclude the Broncos from taking a quarterback with the fifth overall pick in next month's draft if they so choose.

Apparently, the Denver Broncos were not as interested in quarterback Kirk Cousins as most people were led to believe.

Keenum, 30, brings playoff experience, strong leadership, and lingering questions about whether last season was the start of a career renaissance or an aberration. Whether or not Lynch pans out to be the quarterback the Broncos hoped he would, signing Keenum will give the Broncos an immediate starting option as well as an appropriate amount of time to monitor Lynch's development before deciding if they do indeed need to search for a longer-term solution.

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