WashingtonPost The Denver Broncos have their quarterback, and it isn’t Kirk Cousins. Case Keenum, regarded as the consolation prize in free agency for quarterback-needy NFL teams, has lined up a contract with the Broncos. He is set become Denver’s new starter when free agency opens Wednesday and the deal becomes official, according to a person familiar with the situation. The pending agreement was first reported by ESPN.
Case Keenum obviously had the season of his life in 2017, and he made himself a very rich man, as the 30-year-old just inked a deal to become the new starting quarterback of the Denver Broncos. Nobody knows quarterbacks like John Elway, so he has to have seen a lot that he likes while watching Keenum on tape, however I still believe that the Broncos will view Keenum as a “bridge” starter and they will still draft a quarterback in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Denver is a veteran laden team, and Keenum should help them win now as he puts them in a better quarterback situation, but Elway still needs to find the quarterback who can start for the next decade. Keenum is only 30-years-old, maybe it’s him, but the Broncos need to be prepared if 2017 was an aberration season for Case Keenum.