Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Case Keenum: Broncos signing former Vikings quarterback

Case Keenum: Broncos signing former Vikings quarterback

Case Keenum and Denver are set to start the free agency quarterback shuffle with multiple reports suggesting he is set to sign with the Broncos.

In 2012, it was Peyton Manning.

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 Vikings remain the favorite, sources told Schefter.

After stepping in as starting QB for the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2 of the 2017 season, Keenum led the team to a 13-3 record, including a trip to the NFC Championship game where they lost to the eventual Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.

Keenum threw for 318 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' divisional-round win over the New Orleans Saints, with his improbable heave to Stefon Diggs in the closing seconds clinching the win. In doing so, it triggers the last two years of his deal.

Siemian again handily beat out Lynch last summer, but the Broncos would cycle through their trio of homegrown QBs during a 5-11 season that almost cost rookie head coach Vance Joseph his job.

Elway had said early in the offseason, "For us to have a chance to get better, we have to get better at that position". His name is Demaryius Thomas. "That was always fluid too, but he was our target".

Manning had a spectacular closing chapter in Denver, leading the Broncos to the playoffs in all four of his seasons, reaching two Super Bowls and winning one.

Plummer also had a slow start to his career.

They have not had consecutive losing seasons since 1971 and 1972.

Elway said in recent weeks that he still believed the team could get back into the postseason mix with an upgrade behind center. However, that wasn't good enough for him to get drafted.

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