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Broncos tried to trade for Case Keenum this offseason, kept asking

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01:  Case Keenum #7 of the Houston Texans talks with coach Gary Kubiak during the game against the New England Patriots at Reliant Stadium on December 1, 2013 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) Getty Images

If anyone could have commiserated with Cam Newton last night, it would have been Rams quarterback Case Keenum, who was left on the field with a concussion last year.

They were nearly out there at the same time, or at least the Broncos tried to get them there.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Broncos called the Rams to see if Keenum was available this offseason.

They were turned away by the Rams when they wouldn’t part with a “huge pick or player compensation,” which seems appropriate for a team to trade their starter (especially in light of what the Eagles got for Sam Bradford from the desperate Vikings).

The discussions continued into the preseason. Broncos coach Gary Kubiak worked with Keenum in Houston, so he knew well what he’d have been acquiring.

But eventually, they saw enough of Trevor Siemian in the preseason to abandon the pursuit, and after winning last night’s regular season opener, it’s justified for the moment on their end.

The Rams are going to continue to start Keenum, while they groom top pick Jared Goff for his eventual promotion.

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6 Responses to “Broncos tried to trade for Case Keenum this offseason, kept asking”
  1. mindelm42 says: Sep 9, 2016 9:02 AM

    why would you bring this up now?

  2. htowntexan says: Sep 9, 2016 9:27 AM

    This would be surprising. Kubiack’s refusal to play Case in Houston is what lead to him getting fired. The owner told Kubes to play Case, and Kubiack refused.

    Kubiack clearly had it out for Case in Houston. Perhaps he wanted to acquire him just to prevent him from starting and having a career elsewhere.

  3. lonespeed says: Sep 9, 2016 9:32 AM

    What a terrible lede.

  4. cosmicconvoy says: Sep 9, 2016 9:46 AM

    After last night’s assault on Cam Newton, watch karma place Siemian and Lynch on IR and Sanchez back in Denver.

  5. ajames35 says: Sep 9, 2016 9:57 AM

    So which is more ridiculous…?

    – Broncos seriously wanted Case Keenum
    – Rams wanted a lot in exchange for Case Keenum

  6. mongo3401 says: Sep 9, 2016 10:03 AM

    Siemian is better then Keenum. I thought the kid did great for his first start against one of the best defenses in the NFL

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