Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Case Keenum Intends To Sign With Broncos In Free Agency

Case Keenum Intends To Sign With Broncos In Free Agency

University of Houston grad Keenum last season led the Minnesota Vikings to the NFC championship game for the first time since 2009, completing 67.6 percent of his passes for 3,547 yards with 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

The last big name quarterback remaining in free agency is Kirk Cousins who spent his first six National Football League seasons with the Washington Redskins.

Beyond that, the Keenum news also (possibly) proves that the Broncos were in fact afraid that Kirk Cousins had made up his mind about joining the Vikings and so instead of attempting to pitch some sort of late-game Hail Mary deal for Cousins, the Broncos chose to just go for the QB that Cousins is about to replace in Minnesota (knock on Teddy's wooden leg).

The Denver Broncos don't appear to be landing Kirk Cousins after all.

Whatever the Broncos' objections, they quickly moved on to Keenum - the No. 2 QB available in the market - and reached agreement on a two-year deal worth at least $36 million - or $18 million a year - a source told 9News.

"I still think we're not too far away, " Elway said. "Obviously, we have to get better at that position".

With Keenum on board, the Broncos are expected to keep Paxton Lynch as their backup quarterback and possibly trade Trevor Siemian.

The Broncos are hoping to be a playoff contender once again.

The Broncos had inside knowledge into Keenum due to senior personnel advisor and former coach Gary Kubiak's relationship with the free-agent quarterback.

While this might puzzle some Broncos fans who thought the team was clearing the decks to dabble in the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes, executive vice president John Elway might have made the smarter play.

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