Case Keenum expected to sign with Broncos

Report Both Broncos and Cardinals interested in Case Keenum

Report Both Broncos and Cardinals interested in Case Keenum

Since Peyton Manning's retirement in 2016, the Broncos have featured a revolving door of starting quarterbacks acquired via free agency, a trade and the draft, and none of them has excelled.

Keenum intends to sign with the Denver Broncos when free agency opens Wednesday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Like Kirk Cousins' availability, that's almost unheard of in the NFL, a league that treats quarterbacks like the Florida Keys treat Manatees (Which means that coach Zimmer and Rick Spielman were the speedboat drivers?).

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 are a team that's been looking for a franchise quarterback since Fran Tarkenton retired.

After sitting out the playoffs in each of the last two years following their Super Bowl 50 triumph, the Broncos have apparently found their next signal-caller.

Former Broncos coach and current front office consultant Gary Kubiak coached Keenum when he was with the Texans.

Kirk Cousins, who spent his first six National Football League seasons with the Washington Redskins, is the top free-agent quarterback available (not counting Drew Brees, who is expected to remain in New Orleans).

The Broncos could desperately use a quarterback after the trio of Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiler and Paxton Lynch combined to win just five games last season. Having a quarterback that can help us become a more efficient offense and help us score more points and not turn the ball over, that can only help us get better.

"I still think we're not too far away, " Elway said. This figure and the term of the contract - unlike with Cousins - should not preclude the Broncos from drafting a quarterback fifth overall if they choose to go in that direction.

The 30-year-old Keenum is considered the second-best QB available in free agency. "I feel like we can get right back in the thick of the things rather quickly".

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