Broncos to sign QB Case Keenum


With Keenum leaving, could Kirk Cousins land in Minnesota?

He also threw a touchdown on the last play of the game to Stefon Diggs to stun the New Orleans Saints in the divisional round of the playoffs. Teams looking for his services will are now narrowed down to the Vikings, Jets or Cardinals.

The 30-year-old will look to help steer the Broncos to a bounce-back season after they went 5-11 in 2017.

Keenum is a player the Broncos know well because Kubiak, now the Broncos' senior personnel adviser, coached him for two seasons while he was head coach of the Houston Texans.

Keenum's arrival means Paxton Lynch is expected to return as a backup with competition from Chad Kelly and a potential draft choice - that has not been ruled out - as Denver plans on trading Trevor Siemian.

ProFootballTalk reported Keenum is expected to receive $18-20million a year from Denver. Past year in Minnesota, Keenum started 14 games (11-3 record) and compiled a 98.3 passer rating.

At the National Football League scouting combine this month, Elway said, "we'll continue to look at all of the options out there when it comes to quarterback".

"I still think that we're not too far away", Elway said earlier in the offseason.

The Broncos haven't reached the playoffs in the past two seasons and in Keenum, they get a postseason-tested quarterback. Sitting at No. 5, he is very much in play for one of the five big-time talents (Jackson, Darnold, Rosen, Mayfield, Allen) and could provide his team the comfort of a short-term quality starter alongside the promise of a long-term rookie option. 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. 9 News' Mike Klis updated the report this not long ago confirming that the two parties had agreed to two years, totaling $36M.

"There were some things we should have done differently that we didn't do".