Vance Joseph: Case Keenum gives Broncos a chance to win football games

AP

Case Keenum is entering his seventh season. You would think he’s seen it all.

But for the first time, Keenum goes into training camp as a team’s unquestioned starter.

Now on his fourth team in his fifth city, Keenum doesn’t have a Sam Bradford playing in front of him or a Jared Goff sitting behind him. Instead, the Broncos are his team.

“It’s nice to have the freedom to come out here and compete and really pursue just excellence that I want out of the quarterback position and out of my craft, and just the leadership too that goes along with that,” Keenum told Lindsay Jones of USA Today Sports.

The Broncos haven’t returned to the playoffs since their Super Bowl-winning season of 2015. Since Peyton Manning retired, the Broncos have started Trevor Siemian 24 games, Paxton Lynch four games and Brock Osweiler four games. They are 14-18 despite having one of the league’s best defenses.

Denver signed Keenum to be the difference-maker. The 30-year-old took the Vikings to the NFC Championship Game last season.

“In a league that is very competitive, most of the teams are the same outside of the quarterback position,” Broncos coach Vance Joseph told Jones. “So if you don’t have that guy, from a leadership perspective, from a play-making perspective, it’s hard to win games in this league. The rest you can fix. You can coach your way through the rest.

“I think having Case gives us a honest hope that, if I do my job from a coach’s perspective, and the players do their job, we can win football games.”

21 responses to “Vance Joseph: Case Keenum gives Broncos a chance to win football games

  1. “…despite having one of the league’s best defenses.”

    not sure i agree with that statement. Did you watch them last year? Jay Cuter carved them up with ease. They are either not as good as people say, or they just simply quit and looked bad a result.

  2. He did a good job last year, it wasn’t his fault the greatest defense ever assembled, along with the greatest HC ever to don headphones absolutely choked in the NFC championship game.

  3. 700levelvet says:
    July 24, 2018 at 7:15 pm
    He did a good job last year, it wasn’t his fault the greatest defense ever assembled, along with the greatest HC ever to don headphones absolutely choked in the NFC championship game.
    _______________________

    Oops! You almost forget, playing in front of the greatest, most loyal fans in the world.
    Who never failed to energize the team by performing their famous lazy jumping jacks chant.

  4. Hope he performs for your guys like he did for the Vikes! Quality competitor, solid leader and class act.

  5. hegreatgabbert says:
    July 24, 2018 at 7:54 pm
    Now he has to convince the security guards at Mile High that he’s actually an NFL player so they will let him through the gates.
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    Why, they let the others thru, should be a piece of cake….

  6. “In a league that is very competitive, most of the teams are the same outside of the quarterback position,”

    What a stupid statement, by a clueless coach.

    “The rest you can fix. You can coach your way through the rest”

    Except you coached the broncos to the most 20+ point blowout losses in Broncos history.

    This guy will be gone by week 8

  7. Seems to this Bronco fan that the Broncos’ players have a decent chance to put together a winning season, the only trouble is, the coach is not even ready to be a head coach at the college level.

    Sadly, we’ll be lucky to win 7 games.

  8. “I think having Case gives us a honest hope that, if I do my job from a coach’s perspective, and the players do their job, we can win football games.”
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    Sooooo….since you didn’t have Case last year, you are saying there really was no honest hope of winning?

  9. We shall shortly find out just how much he helps Denver. I think Keenum is a high-end QB2 who tremendously benefitted from being on the perfect team for his skills at the right time with everyone coming together around Keenum for him allowing him to have a career year. Like most NFL QB’s though who comes out of nowhere to post career years I think he will fall back down to Earth had this season, especially playing in Denver behind that O-Line with a lot around him compared to what he had in MN w/ DT & Sanders his top two WR”s, along with a rookie n a 2nd yr player who has failed to live up to expections thus far & a rebuilt run game that wont be near as good as MN”s last year behind Murray/McKinnon.
    I’m not saying Case Keenum will be absolutely horrible he just isnt going to be as good as last season, If he plays all year I think he throws for somewhere around 16-17TDs/12-14INTs 7.0 Y/A completing 63%-64% of his passes for 3500+YDs n a 81.0-84.0 Passer-Rating.
    Denver’s GM John Elways is going to be kicking himself over the next couple seasons for not drafting a QB, not taking the cleanest most polished & arguably the best QB prospect in the draft QB Josh Rosen or not trading up for QB Sam Darnold. In a couple season’s from now if Denver is still looking for & struggling with bad QB play & Sam Darnold/Josh Rosen are both top 10 QB’s, or even if just Rosen is a top 10 QB which he will be John Elway will seriously regret going w/ a veteran passer. You know the main reason he did not draft a QB is because he was afraid to as w/ one more swing n miss on a QB in the 1st round would cost him his job w/ a Big 1st round draft bust already on the roster he picked in Lynch. He might end up getting fired anyway though if he’s still looking for a QB 2 seasons from now & Darnold/Roosen are top 10 QB”s.

  10. “…despite having one of the league’s best defenses.”

    “not sure i agree with that statement. Did you watch them last year? Jay Cuter carved them up with ease. They are either not as good as people say, or they just simply quit and looked bad a result.”

    The stats say that the Broncos had the 3rd best defense in the NFL last year. I would say that is one of the best. The defense got put into a lot of bad situations last year because of the offense. If the Broncos can muster a little bit of offense this year, they will be fine.

  11. It won’t happen with Joseph coaching. I wish Denver luck but Elway needs to find a coach first.

  12. Listen to this from a Vikings fan. Not to take anything away from our defense, but Keenum made our season last year. The Vikings offensive line wasn’t nearly as good as they hoped it would be. Keenum was under a lot of pressure and often flushed from the pocket. But Keenum is very mobile, thinks well on his feet, and is quite accurate throwing on the run. Bradford is not mobile and could not have done the things that Keenum did. Many Vikes fans could not understand why he wasn’t signed again. If he plays for Denver as well as he did for us, you’ve got a real winner on your hands.

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    patriotwayrules says:
    July 24, 2018 at 8:19 pm
    What a dumpster fire. When you have 4 quarterbacks you have none.
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    Um…they have 3. Just like every other team in the NFL.

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