Former Los Angeles Rams quarterback Case Keenum has been pretty great in Minnesota. So good, that an activated Teddy Bridgewater, maybe the best story in the NFL this season, will remain on the bench at least until Keenum gives the Vikings a reason to make a change.
Don’t count on that reason coming this weekend.
Love Keenum or hate Keenum, he’ll have a good day on Sunday. Having watched him with the Rams, fans should know he’s a grinder. He’s not pretty to watch, but he will make plays. Whether he can or cannot against a great LA defense will ultimately determine whether the Vikings can win.
The bigger question is how will playing against the Rams impact Keenum?
It will, and likely in a big way.
The Vikings quarterback isn’t a work of art. He’ll make an ugly play look more ugly, and he’ll make a broken play look worse.
But he’ll make plays. And that’s what Minnesota loves about their not expected starter.
The Rams won’t struggle with the Vikings offense, but they’ll work hard against them. Don’t be surprised if Keenum has a better day than Goff.
He’ll need to, and that will be a net positive for the Vikings.