Case Keenum: We're going to take advantage of free agency

Carrie Guzman
March 13, 2018

That kind of structure was expected to cause some attrition amongst the teams expected to pursue Cousins - and it ultimately became a reality when Denver began laying plans for the first day of free agency.

Keenum threw for 318 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' divisional-round win over the New Orleans Saints, with his improbable heave to Stefon Diggs in the closing seconds clinching the win. Conversely, word spread around the combine that Keenum would not necessarily wait for a Cousins deal to find an National Football League suitor, choosing instead to strike quickly in the process.

Manning had a spectacular closing chapter in Denver, leading the Broncos to the playoffs in all four of his seasons, reaching two Super Bowls and winning one.

Former Texans/Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak, now a senior executive for the Broncos alongside general manager John Elway, signed Keenum as an undrafted college free agent during his stint with the Houston Texans.

The knock-on effect of Keenum's move could see last season's Denver starter Trevor Siemian traded or released while the likes of Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater are the other two names who could leave the Vikings and assess their options elsewhere.

Singer Aditya Narayan arrested for rash driving; released on bail
DCP Zone 9, Paramjit Singh Dahiya, said, "He (Aditya) was arrested in the matter, and investigations are on". Both the rickshaw driver and the passenger were injured in the incident.

With Keenum leaving, could Kirk Cousins land in Minnesota?

In signing Keenum, the Broncos got their best possible option at quarterback.

The Broncos had three quarterbacks start games this past season - Trevor Siemian, Paxton Lynch and Brock Osweiler - but it was a bumpy ride on offense as the Broncos were among the league leaders in turnovers and offensive coordinator Mike McCoy was sacked in November. Their inconsistent play on both the offensive line and at quarterback have been big reasons why they've sat out the postseason. And if there's one position they need an upgrade at, it's under center.

"I still think that we're not too far away", Elway said earlier in the offseason. "When you get opportunities like this, you've got to take advantage of them, so we're going to take advantage of it". We didn't play well there past year. I feel like we can get right back in the thick of the things rather quickly.

Other reports by

Discuss This Article