Keenum goes to Denver

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Garrett Bolles, who the Broncos drafted in the first round a year ago will be improved after a rookie season that saw him develop throughout.

The Denver Broncos have apparently worked out their quarterback situation ahead of the official start of free agency.

He played with Houston in 2014, St. Louis in 2015, Los Angeles in 2016, Minnesota in 2017 and will now head to Denver in 2018.

Keenum, Kirk Cousins and Drew Brees are considered the top quarterbacks in free agency, with the Broncos heavily evaluating Cousins and Teddy Bridgewater before deciding Keenum would be their pick.

Appearing on ESPN early Tuesday morning, Schefter said, "barring some last-minute setback in negotiations", the 30-year-old Keenum is headed to Denver. In the playoffs, he completed a miracle pass to receiver Taye Diggs to push Minnesota past the New Orleans Saints and into the National Football League title game, where they were annihilated by the future Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles 38-7. Re-signing last year's starter, Josh McCown, could round out the Jets' quarterback room.

The Broncos had inside knowledge into Keenum due to senior personnel adviser and former coach Gary Kubiak's relationship with the free-agent quarterback.

With the defense in pretty good shape, plenty of weapons returning at the skill positions, and Keenum taking care of the Quarterback spot, Denver's next biggest priority will be the offensive line. There were some things that we should have done, that we should have done differently that we didn't do. Patriots' Tackle, Nate Solder, should be their top target but there's a decent crop of free agent offensive linemen out there so one player won't be make-or-break.

With Keenum on board, the Broncos are expected to keep Paxton Lynch as their backup quarterback and possibly trade Trevor Siemian. I feel like we can get right back in the thick of the things rather quickly. The place I bought my last two cars has delivered zero Super Bowls to my team so far so probably not going back there.

As much as I like Case Keenum, and as much as I like the quarterbacks in this year's draft class, I don't really like the idea of one of them sitting on the bench for the Broncos.



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