As great as it would have been for a potential Case Keenum reunion to backup Jared Goff, it looks like the Los Angeles Rams can rule out this possibility.
Since it was only a matter of time before the Denver Broncos found a new home for Case Keenum after agreeing to acquire Joe Flacco from the Baltimore Ravens, there was a little speculation over whether there could be a reunion with his former team, the Los Angeles Rams.
With the official start of free agency approaching, the Rams face a difficult position when it comes to Jared Goff‘s backup since as great as it would be to bring Sean Mannion back for another year, it may also turn out to be too expensive.
Despite the fact that Mannion has yet to play in a meaningful game for Los Angeles since Goff has luckily managed to stay healthy, some teams are intrigued about how much he’s learned over the last two years playing in Sean McVay‘s system.
If Mannion does end up elsewhere, the Rams will look at free agency and the upcoming draft over a potential replacement, which is why Keenum seemed like an interesting scenario, even if it was a long shot.
Obviously, Los Angeles would never have considered this possibility if they had to pay Keenum all of that ridiculous money from the two-year deal he signed with the Denver Broncos last offseason.
But since Keenum will be heading to yet another team after the Washington Redskins agreed to acquire the veteran from the Broncos, it looks like the Rams can move on from any potential reunion.
Unfortunately, there have been too many teams over the years that learned the hard way just how important it is to have a reliable backup quarter, which is why the thought of Keenum just in case anything were to happen with Goff seemed worthy of consideration.
Keenum may be coming off a disappointing year in Denver, but between his accomplishments during the 2017 season with the Minnesota Vikings on top of his familiarity with the Rams, a reunion could have been great for both parties.
At least for Keenum, the veteran will actually get the opportunity to start in Washington since all signs at the moment point to Alex Smith missing the entire 2019 season, as Rams fans can only wish for nothing but the best for their former quarterback.