Case Keenum could become a Kirk Cousins alternative in D.C.

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With the Vikings waiting until after the 2017 season to decide what to do about their three veteran quarterbacks who are each due to become free agents, one of them could be drawing the attention of a franchise that could be letting its twice-franchise-tagged quarterback walk away.

Keep an eye on Washington as a potential destination for Case Keenum. The offenses are similar, and Keenum only two weeks ago outdueled Kirk Cousins on his own home field.

If Washington decides not to pay Cousins $34.47 million for one more year of service, they could make a move for Keenum, for a lot less than what it would take to keep Cousins.

Again, the Vikings are focused only on the current season. But once the confetti falls on the Vikings home field in February (regardless of whether it’s falling on them or not), it will be time to make some tough decisions — and it could be that only the franchise-tag dance will keep Keenum in place, if he’s the guy the Vikings decide they want.

41 responses to “Case Keenum could become a Kirk Cousins alternative in D.C.

  1. Love what Case is doing but no way you give him franchise tag money. Oline, defense, running game and offensive scheme is helping him succeed and making Case an above average QB. He will probably chase the money and go back to playing on a 500 team. He can resign with the Vikings for a fair 15 million and be part of a dynasty. If he does leave, Teddy can have the glory with an exciting prospect in Kyle Sloter as backup. This will afford us a lot of cap space as Teddy will sign to play for Zimmer and the Vikings for under 10 million. Case, this is your chance to play for a winning team for years to come. What will you want to do?

  2. If you honestly think anyone is paying Cousins 34 mill for one year, you must still be on a turkey high.

  3. joetoronto says:
    November 26, 2017 at 8:00 pm
    The Vikings are sitting pretty with 3 starting QB’s, that’s a lot of trade value.
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    No trade value at all. Nobody is trading for Bradford who is injured. Nobody will trade for Teddy until seeing how he performs, and the Vikes won’t trade Keenum or Sloter.

    Not to mention all are UFA’s except Sloter. The Vikings literally have zero trade value in their QB’s right now.

  4. @joetoronto

    I wish all three were under contract for next year, but fact is Keenum, Bridgewater and Bradford are all FA’s next season.

  5. If Keenum will sign for 12-15 mil a year for 3-4 years, I’m all for him coming back. If not, then bring back Teddy on a 7-10 mil a year contract and keep Sloter and see what he has in OTA’s, Training Camp and Preseason. 2 of the 4 will be back, or I should say 2 of the 3 will be back as their is vertially no chance of Bradford returning.

  6. @allight59, the vikings are 4th in yards an 8th in points per game with case at the helm an he is even playing better in his last 4 games. You could argue case makes the offensive line look better with his ability to move around an avoid sacks. He is absolutely worth a franchise tag next yr if he finishes the season strong, an of the 3 qbs, hes the only one with out injury concerns….btw the toll of tbs contract is still on the table

  7. I’m more worried about losing Shurmur to a head coaching job. But I’m hopeful Tony Sparano would be named offensive coordinator and continue a similar scheme.

  8. joetoronto says:
    November 26, 2017 at 8:00 pm
    The Vikings are sitting pretty with 3 starting QB’s, that’s a lot of trade value

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    Except that all of their contracts are up at the end of the year, and they can’t trade any of them. But besides that, yeah, tons of trade value

  9. Seems to me an ever-larger majority of Vikings fans are embracing Keenum, and why not? He’s exciting and the team is winning. Last time I checked, that’s the formula for selling tickets.

    Spotted Keenum’s image on Pro Bowl ballots today.

    Can’t see the Vikes letting him go now. The ideal would be to have both Keenum and Bridgewater compete for the start next year. Keenum might have to agree to less than he would get somewhere else to do that. I think he would. As so many have said, the Vikings are his team now.

  10. As a Vikings fan, this is crazy. I wish Case was younger. Bradford is gone even if he is healthy. I love Teddy but he too is injury prone. I wish I could see him in practice because he must be doing things at a hight lever based on why Case is not the defacto franchise QB and future. That being said, Case is clearly the best QB right now, and I can only see him not being signed by the Vikings if he totally sucks down the stretch or he wins a Super Bowl and the Vikings think they can move on without him for some reason. My hope is that Teddy will sign a short-term contract with the Vikings in home that he can prove himself.

  11. They will trade Teddy Bridgewater that’s why they don’t want to risk an injury with him.

  12. Keenum stays a Viking. So does Teddy.
    The confetti will fall on either the Vikes, Eagles, Steelers or Patriots. With an outside shot for the Panthers.

  13. If Case takes us deep into the playoffs and isnt the reason the team exits, you “reward” him with the frachise tag. Bradford retires and teddy signs a back up deal with escalators if he becomes a starter.

  14. Rodgers knows he won’t get another ring with the green and gold train wreck. He’ll want to come to MN (what packer doesn’t?), but he won’t want to conform to the strict manner in which Zimmer runs the team. That, and he wouldn’t know what to do on a team that doesn’t have the zebras on their payroll.

  15. gtodriver says:
    November 26, 2017 at 8:07 pm
    @joetoronto

    I wish all three were under contract for next year, but fact is Keenum, Bridgewater and Bradford are all FA’s next season.
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    I stand corrected. Wow, that’s a whole different ball game then.

  16. ‘boys4life says:
    November 26, 2017 at 9:16 pm
    Skins current backup is better than Keenum
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    Then he should probably start because Cousins lost to Keenum.

  17. indiapalealeblog says:
    November 26, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    Bridgewater will be the Viking starter in 2018.
    Keenum will get an offer somewhere and probably be a disappointment.
    Bradford will probably get a 1 year offer from someone.
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    People don’t like to hear this but this is the most likely scenario. Keenum is doing a great job but a lot of it has to do with the circumstances. The Vikings aren’t going to break the bank to keep him but some bad team will, which will make it tougher for him to succeed. Zimmer is committed to Teddy, he won’t cost as much to keep, and there’s no reason to think he couldn’t have as much success as Keenum, especially after getting a healthy offseason working in the offense.

  18. I usually agree with a lot of what Florio says but this is ridiculous. How about we play the next game and go from there. Keenum has a weaker arm and is more suited for an indoor team than an outdoor team anyway. That seems like a reach. Hopefully the Vikes re-sign him and Teddy to mid tier contracts and let them fight it out. No need to run him out the door yet

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