Case Keenum: When’s the draft?

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Broncos quarterback Case Keenum didn’t have the season he wanted or the team expected. He went 6-10 with 18 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.

But he wants and expects more this season, regardless of what the team does in the draft.

“We all have to be better,” Keenum said Wednesday, via Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic. “That’s hands down what it comes down to. I was mad just like every other Broncos fan watching all these playoff games, and [we’re] sitting at home. I feel the same way. We all have to be better.”

General Manager John Elway recently called Keenum “probably a short-term fix” at quarterback for the Broncos. That comes as no surprise to anyone, including Keenum.

“I try not to read. It’s hard not to,” Keenum said. “I follow a little bit of it. I take it for what it’s worth. It’s not something that’s affecting me in my preparation, and if I’m ready to go as a football player and what my job is. It’s not affecting my job. For me, I take more of what coaches say and the meetings that we’ve had. I had a great meeting with John at the end of the year.”

The Broncos could use a high draft choice on a quarterback, but Keenum isn’t worried about what they do at his position this offseason. They have the 10th overall choice.

“When’s the draft?” Keenum said. “Sorry, I haven’t looked at any draft boards yet.”

22 responses to “Case Keenum: When’s the draft?

  1. Don’t worry Case, you’ll know when the draft happens because you’ll instantly end up your familiar position of backup QB as soon as the draftee walks in the building.

  2. Case is 30, and has made over $25,000,000 so far … with more to come. He really doesn’t have a lot to worry about.

  3. Elway just burned a late round pick in the 2016 draft on a quarterback who is no longer even rostered in the NFL. It wouldn’t be very wise of Elway to burn a top 10 pick on another quarterback with plenty of questions surrounding him ala Lynch.

  4. It seems like every QB that Elway has picked has been a disaster. When are the Broncos going to hold HIM accountable? Being a good NFL QB doesn’t necessarily translate into a good GM.

  5. vikingsvoice says:
    February 6, 2019 at 6:05 pm
    Keenum had a magical season with the Vikings in 2017, but I don’t believe he’s a viable starter.
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    That depends what you have around you put around him… Diggs and Theilen can help that. Much like when the Bears had Marshall Jefferey and Forte.

  6. sigbouncer says:
    February 6, 2019 at 5:53 pm
    Elway just burned a late round pick in the 2016 draft on a quarterback who is no longer even rostered in the NFL. It wouldn’t be very wise of Elway to burn a top 10 pick on another quarterback with plenty of questions surrounding him ala Lynch.

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    Huh? Typically you keep hitting until you actually find a franchise QB. That’s like saying the Browns shouldn’t draft Mayfield because of what happened with Manziel.

    Also, historically, Free Agent QB’s never pan out unless your Drew Brees or Peyton Manning.

  7. Dillon Pauls says:
    February 6, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    sigbouncer says:
    February 6, 2019 at 5:53 pm
    Elway just burned a late round pick in the 2016 draft on a quarterback who is no longer even rostered in the NFL. It wouldn’t be very wise of Elway to burn a top 10 pick on another quarterback with plenty of questions surrounding him ala Lynch.

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    Huh? Typically you keep hitting until you actually find a franchise QB. That’s like saying the Browns shouldn’t draft Mayfield because of what happened with Manziel.

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    There is gonna be more questions surrounding the QB they draft at #10 than there was with Mayfield last year. If Elway misses at #10 like he did with Lynch then Elway won’t have to worry about drafting for Denver again.

  8. The Broncos need to go after Foles like they did Manning. Keennum will always be a Hoyer-type borderline starter guy. Make keenum the backup. I don’t trust elway with the #10 pick on a qb.

  9. Keenum lost over half his offensive starters over the course of the season. The only bright spot was Phillip Lindsay. I say give him another shot with a new coordinator who got the most of out of Mullens in San Francisco. Draft defense in the first round….we have to beat Mahomes and you don’t do that in a shoot out.

  10. need to draft best available again this year and ride it out with Keenum. Too many swings and misses at QB and you might only have 1 more “swing” before heads roll. This team is better than the 6-10 record and had poor coaching. Easily could have beaten the Chiefs twice (1st game for sure) and the Rams just to name a few. Draft a QB for sure but dont reach in the top rounds. Next high draft pick spent on a QB better be a no-brainer

  11. The Broncos should of both drafted a QB last April outta the 2018 Draft-Class & signed a veteran QB to a 1yr deal to play while they groomed the young guy. Elway massively bungled last years draft due to being afraid to pull the trigger on another 1st round QB after Paxton washed out but what he over looked was the fact this was the best QB crop to come out since 2004.

  12. Wow. I am amazed Broncos fans are saying ‘give Keenum another shot.’ ‘oh all the receivers got hurt! he should have another shot with a new coordinator, and Vance was bad so he wrecked keenum.’

    I mean, when all the starters were healthy on offense, he was still pretty terrible. the fans were literally booing him off the field. He only improved a little when chad kelly was no longer breathing down his neck. Keenum was 1 pick away from being replaced by Kelly, then the idiot got arrested and Keenum no longer had to worry about somebody taking his job. no matter what, the broncos are bringing in a new QB to eventually take Keenums spot. Why even bother with keenum? you’re just wasting time and delaying the inevitable.

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