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Case Keenum To Sign With Denver

March 13, 2018 - 7:23 am
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Vikings quarterback Case Keenum is on the move, apparently. That's according to a report by ESPN's Adam Schefter who says Keenum is set to sign with the Denver Broncos when free agency opens tomorrow.  Keenum is 20 and 18 as a starter in the NFL. In Denver, he'll be reunited with his former coach in Houston Gary Kubiak who is now a personel advisor for the Broncos.

The Vikings are in a unique situation this off-season with three quarterbacks on the roster but none of them have been protected. Keenum, along with Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater are all free agents and can move on if they so choose.

That would leave the Vikings, Cardinals and Jets vying to land ex-Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, who is expected to sign a record-breaking contract this week. It's widely expected that the Vikings are in the running to land former Washington QB Kirk Cousins, but that is not yet a done deal.

The 30-year-old Keenum was considered the second-best QB available on the open market. He guided Minnesota to the NFC championship game after replacing an injured Sam Bradford last season.  Keenum went 11-3 with 3,547 yards passing, 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions and threw that last-second heave to Stephon Diggs to stun the New Orleans Saints 29-24 in the playoffs.  The Vikings, who were subsequently blown out at Philadelphia in the conference championship, decided to let all three of their QBs - Keenum, Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater - test free agency.

With a sparkling new stadium, stacked roster and head coaching stability, the Vikings jumped to the head of the line of potential suitors for Cousins. The Broncos, who own the fifth pick in next month's NFL draft, also considered Cousins following a 5-11 season in which Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiler and Paxton Lynch all struggled behind a porous offensive line and questionable play-calling before Mike McCoy was replaced by Bill Musgrave as offensive coordinator.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story)