Case Keenum: Broncos signing former Vikings quarterback

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum warms up before playing the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship game on January 21 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia,

March 13 (UPI) — The Denver Broncos will sign former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum.

Denver can’t officially agree to a deal with the free agent until 4 p.m. on Wednesday — when the NFL’s free agency period officially opens — but a source told 9News Denver that Keenum and the Broncos will have a short-term deal in place.

Sources first notified ESPN of Keenum’s intention to sign with the Broncos. The move means the Broncos are no longer among the teams searching for a gunslinger in free agency.

A prominent agent told 9News Denver that Keenum’s deal is expected to be for two years and at least $36 million.

Keenum, 30, began his career in 2012 with the Houston Texans. He joined the Los Angeles Rams in 2015, before signing a one-year contract in April with the Vikings in free agency. The six-year veteran had a career-year in 2017, leading the Vikings to an 11-3 record in games he started and pushing them to an NFC North title. Keenum completed 67.6 percent of his throws for 3,547 yards, 22 scores and seven interceptions, while posting a 98.3 quarterback rating.

Broncos quarterbacks completed 58.7 percent of their passes last season for 3,668 yards, 19 scores and 22 interceptions, while posting a 73 quarterback rating and a 5-11 record.

Keenum was previously linked to the New York Jets, who are still searching for a starting quarterback. read more

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