Denver Broncos: Fans do not agree with signing Case Keenum
The Denver Broncos have their QB. On Wednesday, when the new league year opens it is expected that the Broncos will sign former Minnesota Vikings QB, Case Keenum. Terms of the agreement were not available at the time of this writing. However, since the announcement fans of the team have been bashing the move. In all reality, GM John Elway wanted this player. All the talk about Kirk Cousins was a simple smoke screen. There was no way that Denver was going to be able to afford the former Washington Redskins signal-caller. So now it is Keenum, and I believe that Elway got it right. Here is why.
Case Keenum may not be a household name but he is a very successful QB. He has compiled a 20-18 record in his 38 starts as an NFL QB. Furthermore, he completes 62 percent of his passes. Also, Keenum takes care of the football. He has thrown 46 career TDs to only 27 INTs. Thus, making him more than just a serviceable QB.
Keenum has played on some pretty poor teams with the Houston Texans, St Louis Rams, and Los Angeles Rams. Last season as a member of a good Vikings team Keenum played in 16 games, including the playoffs. He went 12-4. Completing 68 percent of his passes for 3,547 yards, 22 TDs, and 7 INTs. Stats that are worthy of a big payday.
The signing allows the Denver Broncos to be flexible in other areas. They still need to make an improvement along the offensive line. Case Keenum comes in cap friendly, allowing the Broncos to still make a move in free agency. They also have draft options now. The team could stay at 5, still take or QB or even Quenton Nelson, OL Notre Dame. Nelson is the best overall lineman available in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Fans of the Denver Broncos should trust this move by Elway. QB was always going to be the first move in free agency for this team. Now they can backfill elsewhere.
**Deal is not official until 4 pm EST on Wednesday, March 14.
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