Former sports agent Joel Corry who now works at CBS Sports made a list of 11 quarterbacks who may move on from their teams this upcoming offseason. Current Broncos starting quarterback Case Keenum made Corry’s list.
Here is what he had to say about Keenum and why he could be one and done in Denver.
The Broncos haven’t gotten the Keenum who helped the Vikings win the NFC North last season with a 13-3 record, which tied for best in the NFL, en route to an NFC Championship Game appearance, following starting quarterback Sam Bradford’s early-season knee injury. His 2017 performance is looking like an anomaly. Keenum threw seven interceptions last season. It took him six games this season to exceed that number. Keenum’s 10 interceptions are tied for the most in the league. His 63.9 completion percentage and 83.0 passer rating are 23rd and 26th respectively in the NFL. Keenum still has the confidence of Broncos president of football operations and general manager John Elway despite the turnovers. That might change if Denver, which has a 3-5 record, doesn’t start turning the season around. Keenum having $7 million of his $18 million 2019 base salary fully guaranteed wouldn’t necessarily prevent Elway from finding a new quarterback for next season.
With half of the season in the books, it is safe to say that Keenum has been a disappointment and has not lived up to his contract. Should he be a lock to return next season? Hell no. However, the Broncos did give Keenum a strong two-year deal without any easy out after one season. So the Broncos would have to eat some serious dead money if they wanted to make this move.
Also, if you plan on moving on from Keenum after just one year, you must have a better option in mind. The other quarterback’s Corry lists that could move are Eli Manning, Jameis Winston, Joe Flacco, Derek Carr, Blake Bortles, Ryan Tannehill, Nick Foles, Tyrod Taylor, Teddy Bridgewater, and Marcus Mariota.
Do any of those quarterbacks really jump off the table to you? Enough for you to eat Keenum’s dead money hit? My answer is not really. I could probably make a case for a few of them, but it is unlikely all of them change teams or become available in the offseason anyways.
In the end, the Broncos are probably stuck with Keenum for one more season, but stranger things have happened.
What do you think Broncos Country? Would you let Keenum play out his contract? or would you cut bait after one season and just take on the dead money hit?
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