The Denver Broncos put a band-aid over their quarterback situation, agreeing to terms with free agent Case Keenum Tuesday. The terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed.
Keenum posted his best numbers in 2017 at the controls of the Minnesota Vikings. He threw for a career-high 3,547 yards with 22 touchdowns against only 7 interceptions with a 67.6 completion percentage while leading Minnesota to the NFC Championship game.
The numbers were great, but even his own coach, Mike Zimmer, wondered if he could repeat them. Turns out the Vikings brass didn’t believe he could, signing Kirk Cousins instead and allowing Keenum to walk and eventually ending up in Denver.
Keenum has been a career journeyman and backup for most of his career and people are viewing this move as bridging between the failed quarterback experiments of the past couple of seasons and potentially a younger quarterback that could be selected as early as the first round of this April’s draft.
But for today, Keenum is the starter, so let’s take a look at what that means for the Denver offense.
Case Keenum, QB, DEN
Let’s start with what Keenum is. He’s a stable presence, who’s pretty accurate. He is more of a risk-taker than Sam Bradford, whom Keenum took over for early in the season. Keenum does a good job of distributing the ball amongst all of the receivers, but will feed his top two, which last year was Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen and this season will be in the persons of Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.
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