Case Keenum looking forward to “great test” against Vikings

AP

When a player gets set to face his former team during a regular season game, there’s always a media session that features a lot of questions about the reunion.

The answers usually include something about team goals superseding any individual feelings that might exist. That’s even more true in the preseason as teams are trying to settle on their roster and frontline players aren’t playing the entire 60 minutes.

Those realities didn’t stop Broncos quarterback Case Keenum from facing questions about the Vikings on Wednesday. Keenum helped the Vikings get to the NFC title game last year before leaving for Denver as a free agent and said there are no hard feelings about how things played out. He also said he’s expecting to see the same tough defense he saw in practice last year.

“I got a firsthand view of how good of defense it is,” Keenum said, via the team’s website. “I know we’ve got our work cut out for us. It’s going to be a great test. I’m excited to go compete against a really talented defense.”

Keenum won’t be the only quarterback facing his former team this weekend. Vikings backup Trevor Siemian was the primary Broncos starter for the last two seasons and will also get to renew acquaintances with old friends on Saturday.

41 responses to “Case Keenum looking forward to “great test” against Vikings

  1. He’s not the kind of person looking for payback at all. Just wants to go against a good defense and renew old friendships. Denver got a class act.

  2. Case Keenum didn’t even get an offer from Minnesota. He had one OK year on a stacked team. Denver was extremely foolish in giving him a new deal.

  3. Case Keenum against the Minnesota Vikings Defense in Preseason game 1? and they say the Kentucky derby is the most exciting two minutes in sports.

  4. upnorthvikesfan says:
    August 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm
    Case was good, Kirk is better. Is he $80+ guaranteed better? We will see. But we won’t get that answer from a pre-season game.

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    Case is a decent QB. Cousins is a stiff. You will see soon enough.

  5. Case do you remember that wounded Duck you threw up for the int. in the NFCC game against the Eagles? That started the wheels falling off. You couldn’t hit a target if they were 10 yards open after that. You were afraid like a schoolyard wimp the whole rest of the game.
    The Eagles were in your head and you reverted into a backup again. I hope you enjoy looking up at the sky from your back.

  6. The Broncos better hope Chad Kelly emerges before they realize they’re on the hook to pay $18,000,000 to a journeyman backup QB. Did they not even watch the tape of him routinely not even seeing receivers running completely uncovered or being bailed out on horribly inaccurate passes? I was hoping Rick would spend big to keep this guy after his lucky season but he’s obviously too smart for that.

  7. I’m usually excited for football season, but with the Rams and Vikings having super-teams and the Eagles as a close third… is there really any need to play the season in the NFC? The rest of us are just playing for fourth place.

  8. Trevor Siemian’s career stats are superior to what Case Keenum’s were before last year. It will be interesting to see if Case was a one-year wonder or if he can build on what he did last year. Personally, I think he’ll still be a pretty good quarterback but he’s probably already had his career year.

  9. Man why doe you like this guy? Ever watch his deep balls the receiver either has to lunge to get it falling on his face or stop and wait, he doesn’t hit guys in stride. watch his highlights again before you vote here and you’l see you are right. He is probably the best QB Vikes have had has since Favre, but that isn’t saying much!

  10. kingthielenscourt says:
    August 8, 2018 at 6:08 pm
    Case do you remember that wounded Duck you threw up for the int. in the NFCC game against the Eagles? That started the wheels falling off.
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    The wheels fell off the week before when the Vikings DEFENSE blew a lead during the second half, it was a throw from Case Keenum and a small miracle that helped the Vikings get to that NFCG.

  11. kingthielenscourt says:
    August 8, 2018 at 6:08 pm
    Case do you remember that wounded Duck you threw up for the int. in the NFCC game against the Eagles? That started the wheels falling off.
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    The wheels fell off the week before when the Vikings DEFENSE blew a lead during the second half, it was a throw from Case Keenum and a small miracle that helped the Vikings get to that NFCG

    That’s wasn’t on the defense, short field with both touchdowns. One was another wounded duck pass case threw up for grabs, that turned the whole game around.

  12. I like Case, but just for the record, Teddy Bridgewater was a Blair Walsh shank away from going to the NFC championship game. Assuming the Vikings lose that game, Teddy did the exact same thing Case did. And Teddy is now behind McCown and Darnold, and on the trading block? Today on the Paul Allen show they were going over Cousins stats. Since 2015 Cousins is top 5 in most major QB categories, to include rushing TDs. If you think Kirk Cousins is “average,” I’m sorry to tell you, the numbers don’t support your claims. A better argument would be that Kirk was a good QB on a bad team, which led to average results.

  13. R B is right. Siemian’s numbers are superior to Keenum before last year but everyone is saying Case will have a better year than Kirk. The redskins have no running game and a weak defense. Kirk put up better numbers than any qb we’ve had in a while with that so where’s the reasoning? Likely not worth the price but what are you gonna do in these times?

  14. Keenum throwing wobbly marshmallows or Cousins throwing darts? People like to say Keenum is good in the pocket and fearless. Yes he is. But with Cousins the ball is already gone and heading down range.

  15. Skcrooged- what is the difference in wide receiver talent?

    DT and Emmanuel are very respectable targets … Sutton is going to be better than both theilen and diggs.

  16. kobesnotmike23 says:

    August 8, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    Skcrooged- what is the difference in wide receiver talent?

    DT and Emmanuel are very respectable targets … Sutton is going to be better than both theilen and diggs.

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    I like DT and Sanders a lot, I think they are good fantasy options. But both of them are over 30 and had down years. Thielen and Diggs have gotten better each year with multiple QBs. There is no way you can make that claim about Sutton, a guy that has never played and NFL down. There are tons of draft busts at WR, just look at the Viking’s Treadwell. Could Sutton be better than the Vikings 3rd option, Kendall Wright, an improvement over last year, very possible. But Kyle Rudolph is better than anything Denver has and Cook/McKinnon are better pass catching RBs than what Denver has.

  17. shaggytoodle says:
    August 8, 2018 at 5:46 pm
    Should have kept Case

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    Should have kept Jordy

    See what I did there?

  18. This Bronco fan feels sorry for Case. With Denver’s C- O-line and D coach, and C- receivers (lack of good slot receiver and tight end) he’’ll be under extreme pressure from the first snap and likely gets hurt. Then what? Lynch? Kelly? Woe is me.

    Unfortunately, it’s looking like 6-10 to me

  19. stellarperformance says:

    Did Keenum come with a guarantee?
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    No.

    But Aaron wants one now.

    And according to you, Aaron will get what he wants and the Packers will be happy to pay it.

    Personally, I’d wait and see if the baling twine in his right shoulder holds up for a full season before giving Rodgers a $150 million fully guaranteed contract.

  20. troubledoneswhobathe says:
    August 8, 2018 at 7:04 pm
    How many playoff games has Cousins won?

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    Before last year how many playoff games has Case won? You need a good team to get to the playoffs, and then even better team to win a game. The Redskins have not been a good team for many years but you make it sound like it’s all on Cousins. Crazy logic

  21. It’s the preseason so they are rolling out their vanilla offense so there are no conclusions that can be drawn from two offensive series. The same can be said for the Vikings and their $84 million Qb but the regular season will be here soon enough for the Viking faithful to see first hand why Spielman was fired by the Dolphins where he couldn’t find a qB either.

  22. whatjusthapped says:
    August 9, 2018 at 9:30 am
    It’s the preseason so they are rolling out their vanilla offense so there are no conclusions that can be drawn from two offensive series. The same can be said for the Vikings and their $84 million Qb but the regular season will be here soon enough for the Viking faithful to see first hand why Spielman was fired by the Dolphins where he couldn’t find a qB either.
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    I guess it only takes an average QB to drop 375 yds and 3 tds against the Packers defense like Cousins did in 2016.

  23. I’m a Kirk Cousins fan, but Keenum should have kept that starting job – he earned it and simply made the plays. Cousins got dissed in DC (for which I’ve divorced my team of 47 years). Cousins should have had a chance elsewhere, but I wish him the best. Now he has a complete team around him instead of that horrific defense, horrific offensive line, and a running game that had already run out of Dodge. Having Pryor and Dropson as guys to throw to really didn’t help Cousins.

  24. Theilen and diggs are both above average wrs. Not in the top 15 if you ask me.

    Rudolph is a better target than anything Denver has but don’t act like these are game changing wr’s.

  25. I sure hope they play better than the Pre-Season game, man Vikings just simply Dominated the Starters for the Denver Donkeys…. I mean Denver hardly any yards until Minnesota put 3rd string in against Denver’s starters.. That game was not nearly as close as the final score, But Case is a class act, he just goes tribal and throws balls up for grabs.. Sorry for the Donkeys thing, Denver is a totally classy franchise.

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