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Author: Jon Kuzma
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There’s been a lot of rumors floating around that the Denver Broncos could end up signing Case Keenum if they don’t land Kirk Cousins. With the Vikings making a serious push for Cousins, it’s very possible that John Elway has to settle for Keenum. The truth however is that might not be such a bad thing at all considering the Broncos will save a ton of money. It’s been rumored that Cousins could get around $28 million to $30 million dollars a year. Case Keenum on the other hand could probably be signed for half of that annually ($15 million). That’s going to leave Denver with extra funds to spare which could be used to upgrade other areas of their roster. That’s not the only alarming thing between Cousins and Keenum either. If you look at both players’ stats you’ll see how close they were in 2017. Cousins threw for 4,093 yards, 27 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions. Keenum threw for 3,547 yards, 22 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions. After reviewing those numbers you have to question whether Cousins is worth that extra $15 million per season? Another thing that really jumps out at you it’s the fact that Case Keenum rarely turns the ball over and that can be so valuable to an organization’s success. John Elway, Von Miller, and the rest of the Broncos might have been openly campaigning for Kirk Cousins. However sometimes not getting what you wished for can be a blessing too. If Denver ultimately chooses to go with Keenum they’re getting a player who does have some savvy to his game. Some doubters might state that Case Keenum was the reason Minnesota couldn’t beat the Eagles. Keep in mind Case Keenum was also the reason the Vikings went to the playoffs and made it all the way to the NFC Championship game. If the Broncos end up with Keenum that’s still an upgrade over what they have and the veteran QB might even go to the Mile High City and surprise some people.
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