Case Keenum will join the Minnesota Vikings after spending the last two seasons with the Los Angeles Rams.
At the beginning of the 2016 season, former head coach Jeff Fisher believed Case Keenum was the best option for the Los Angeles Rams to help them be contenders in the NFC West. While it’s tough to fully blame the veteran quarterback for what went down due to a poor offensive line along with a weak receiving corps, but at least Keenum will now have a fresh start as a member of the Minnesota Vikings.
According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan, Keenum has agreed to a one-year deal with the Vikings, which makes perfect sense on their end. Obviously, Sam Bradford will be the starter for Minnesota heading into the 2017 season, but as much as the team hopes to see Teddy Bridgewater return sooner rather than later, there’s a good chance the former Louisville star isn’t going to be fully ready.
At least with Keenum on board, the Vikings will have a veteran backup in case anything was to happen to Bradford. But whether Keenum would be reliable if Minnesota found themselves in the position where they would have to play with him under center is a different story.
Keenum has been given every opportunity in the world to prove he has what it takes to be an effective quarterback at the NFL level, and even though the Rams arguably set him up for failure, it still doesn’t take away from how many other chances he’s received over the years. Hopefully from the perspective of the Vikings, Bradford will avoid all injuries so Keenum will never even have to take the field during the regular season.