Case Keenum will face the Vikings in Minnesota this year

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One of the 256 games on the 2019 regular-season schedule got a lot more interesting this week.

On a day and time to be determined by Howard Katz and company, Washington will visit Minnesota. Playing quarterback for the Vikings will be former Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins. Playing quarterback for Washington will be former Vikings quarterback Case Keenum.

Yes, Keenum will make his return to the site of the Minneapolis Miracle during the coming season, and it’s a game that instantly becomes worthy of late Sunday afternoon placement, at a minimum. If former Vikings running back Adrian Peterson re-signs with Washington, it could be good enough for prime time.

Regardless, plenty of Vikings fans think that $18 million per year for Keenum would have made a lot more sense than $28 million for Cousins, who went 2-6 last year in games that fairly could be regarded as significant. The visit from Washington instantly becomes significant with Keenum on the Washington roster.

Other potentially significant games for Cousins and the Vikings in 2019 include (beyond the six against the Packers, Bears, and Lions), trips to Dallas, Kansas City, the Chargers, and Seattle, and visits from the Eagles and Falcons.

57 responses to “Case Keenum will face the Vikings in Minnesota this year

  1. No one in minnesota cares about and we never did. We loved him as a runner, but too many fumbles, the kid thing, couldn’t block and he was always more involved personally with Texas than he was in MN.

    When he left MN to join the Saints the media tried to make such a big deal of his return to MN, and on the MNF broadcast of the game they amped it up to such levels that when he come onto the field the announcer said, “And here comes Adrian Peterson!! …and it sounds like nobody cares.” To which Chucky said weakly, “I care.” Look it up, it’s hilarious. We’re over All Day. Now, seeing Case beat Sir-Wince-Alot would indeed be something.

  2. “Cousins, who went 2-6 last year in games that fairly could be regarded as significant.”
    ====================

    In 5 of those 6 losses, the Minnesota defense gave up 24 or more points. But sure, blame the QB…

  3. “… but too many fumbles”
    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

    Keenum has only one season of terrible fumbling.

    Normally… he has a lot less fumbles than roethlisberger or flacco.

  4. “Regardless, plenty of Vikings fans think that $18 million per year for Keenum would have made a lot more sense than $28 million for Cousins”
    =====================

    Obviously, somebody didn’t watch Keenum play in Denver to make such a ridiculous statement.

    Kirk Cousins: 70.1% completion rate, 4,298 yds, 30 TDs /10 Ints, 99.7 rating
    Case Keenum: 62.3% completion rate, 3,890 yds, 18 TDs /15 Ints, 81.2 rating

  5. Let me just squash that notion right here. No Vikings fans wanted Case Keenum to be the starter in 2018 let alone for $18m. How do we know this? because we actually watched him play …

  6. @akira1971 Kirk Cousins is 4-24 versus winning teams in his career. He chokes in crunch time. It isn’t a trend. It is who he is as a QB.

  7. Case Keenum is responsible for the most significant Viking win in the last 20 years, that doesn’t include a Packer loss.

    A player of his magnitude, at least in Viking lore, demands the admiration and respect of every Barney in the greater Minneapolis area.

    So, by all means, quit stuffing your stupid faces with Lutefisk for five minutes and give this man a Standing O when he comes to town.

  8. Enjoy watching Cousins on his back all season as the talent erodes around him due to that contract already causing the team cap hell.

    People saying Cousins over Keenum don’t have a clue when it comes to matters regarding football.

  9. The Redskins should consider themselves as lucky to have the Vikings on their schedule in this, the final year of Zimmer’s job.

    It wouldn’t matter if Keenum starts or sits, the bigger mystery is why the Vikings felt compelled to spend $84 million guaranteed on such an inferior product. Rumor has it that Spielman is checking to see if Minnesota’s lemon laws provide any remedy.

    He’ll check back with us once he finds his answer.

  10. People act like keenum was some all pro QB as a viking. he had a lot of talent around him and an offensive line that wasn’t completely inept. but when he played GOOD teams, he disappeared. remember the nfc championship game? he had the opening drive, and then he was completely nonexistent, and never once did it look like the vikings were in that game since he threw his pic 6. that pic sealed his fate as a future QB for the vikings.

    not saying cousins is much better, but please stop this narrative that keenum was joe montana when he was a viking. it’s like people just ignore his pretty poor performace as a Broncos QB this year.

  11. A cheap owner (like Bengals owner mike brown and family)
    would sign Keenum and put the difference in his pocket.

    A good owner or g.m. would use the money to increase receiving quality/depth
    around mediocre Keenum.

  12. You want to know what’s truly hilarious?
    The same fan base that routinely downplays Case Keenum’s quarterbacking the last two seasons as a starter, still believes that Teddy Bridgewater was some kind of franchise QB.
    skoLOL!!!

  13. That Minnesota schedule looks tough. Who gets the blame if they miss the playoffs yet again? Will they even break .500?

  14. Wafflestomp says:
    March 9, 2019 at 11:52 am
    You want to know what’s truly hilarious?
    The same fan base that routinely downplays Case Keenum’s quarterbacking the last two seasons as a starter, still believes that Teddy Bridgewater was some kind of franchise QB.
    skoLOL!!!
    ————/
    Almost as funny as a team saying their QB is on Brady’s level yet Aaron “Charmin Soft” Rodgers won only the 6 games playing a third place schedule. Just facts.

  15. No he wont, Colt McCoy is better than him, so Colt plays Minnesota in Minnesota this year.

  16. Keenum will get smothered by the Vikes defense. I’m sure Keenum would have stayed in Minnesota for 12-15 mil a year. With his connection with Diggs and Thielen, I’m sure he would have been better than Cousins last year.

  17. He was worth a 6th round pick. That’s it. Lightning in a bottle w/ the Vikings, and it won’t be duplicated. The Vikes fans around here that tout him as the 2nd coming of Tarkenton are idiots. Cousins > Keenum and it’s not even close.

  18. RMoss84HOF says:
    March 9, 2019 at 12:02 pm
    Wafflestomp says:
    March 9, 2019 at 11:52 am
    You want to know what’s truly hilarious?
    The same fan base that routinely downplays Case Keenum’s quarterbacking the last two seasons as a starter, still believes that Teddy Bridgewater was some kind of franchise QB.
    skoLOL!!!
    ————/
    Almost as funny as a team saying their QB is on Brady’s level yet Aaron “Charmin Soft” Rodgers won only the 6 games playing a third place schedule. Just facts.
    _______________

    That’s alright, I won’t get hung up on a QB’s 6 win season, especially when you factor in that football is a team sport.
    It becomes even less significant after you consider his career-worth of success.

    ************************

    h0metownzero says:
    March 9, 2019 at 12:04 pm
    It’s amazing how Cousins chokes in the clutch so consistently.

    I’m surprised the Vikings don’t let him kick field goals.
    __________________

    Very Funny. It’s funny because it’s true.
    You Sir, have won the Internet for today.

  19. Who are these revisionist history Viking fans defending Kirk Cousins lately? Dude is flat out terrible, has horrible pocket presence, isn’t a winner, and oh yeah counts for almost $30 million against the cap this coming season. I don’t care about the regurgitated stat lines, that’s what got us in this mess. Kirk can stat pad with the best of them, but he can’t win!

  20. The Redskins should consider themselves as lucky to have the Vikings on their schedule in this, the final year of Zimmer’s job.

    It wouldn’t matter if Keenum starts or sits, the bigger mystery is why the Vikings felt compelled to spend $84 million guaranteed on such an inferior product. Rumor has it that Spielman is checking to see if Minnesota’s lemon laws provide any remedy.

    He’ll check back with us once he finds his answer.

  21. ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    March 9, 2019 at 12:21 pm
    Keenum will get smothered by the Vikes defense. I’m sure Keenum would have stayed in Minnesota for 12-15 mil a year. With his connection with Diggs and Thielen, I’m sure he would have been better than Cousins last year.
    ————————————

    I wouldn’t pay more than $5 million a year for a good backup quarterback. You must not have watched the second half of the Saints game or the entire NFC championship against the Eagles. You’re probably one of those Viking fans that thought Tjack was a good QB.

  22. Hmm………Teddy’s a free agent again.
    Perhaps the Barneys should kick those tires again.
    I’m sure your team could afford him, after all, you’ve got a magician running your cap for you. skoLOL!!!

  23. cheek2vegas says:
    March 9, 2019 at 12:02 pm
    That Minnesota schedule looks tough. Who gets the blame if they miss the playoffs yet again? Will they even break .500?
    *******************
    Who gets the blame? Surely Mike Zimmer will find someone to scapegoat again.
    Will they break .500? Tough to say, but unless I’ve seriously overvalued their team, I see no reason they shouldn’t win 8 games again.
    7 or 8 games.

  24. Rick Speilman is never held accountable and it’s getting old real fast. He was a failed GM of the Dolphins turned ESPN analyst that a new niave owner in Zgyi Wilf hired. He was a Warren Harding effect style hire. He doesn’t get enough heat for his horrible quarterback picks and signings.

  25. SundaySwamiSaysDontDisagreeWithPftOrYourCommentWontBePosted says:
    March 9, 2019 at 11:02 am

    There’s no guarantee Keenum will be starting that day. McCoy very well could beat him out or win the job by that time.

    *************************************************
    Ridiculous Post, and I really for the life of me can’t see why so many people thumbs up dumb comments. Seems like the average PFT poster has a memory like 1 game long with absolutely no perspective.

    Did you SEE Keenum play in 2017?
    Do you KNOW he is the most prolific passer in NCAA D1 history?
    Do you KNOW Colt McCoy (No knock on him) was a THIRD string QB for a reason.

    ABSOLUTELY. NO. WAY. COLT. BEATS. OUT. KEENUM.

    Mark it down.
    Save this post.
    Feel free to post it back to me and tell me I’m wrong if McCoy starts.

  26. Kirk Cousins: 70.1% completion rate, 4,298 yds, 30 TDs /10 Ints, 99.7 rating

    The is marked difference between “statistically good” and “good,” and Kirk Cousins is the poster child.

  27. So the Coaches in Washington named Keenum the Stating QB? Did I miss something … ?

  28. Outpost 31 says:
    March 9, 2019 at 1:17 pm
    cheek2vegas says:
    March 9, 2019 at 12:02 pm
    That Minnesota schedule looks tough. Who gets the blame if they miss the playoffs yet again? Will they even break .500?
    *******************
    Who gets the blame? Surely Mike Zimmer will find someone to scapegoat again.
    Will they break .500? Tough to say, but unless I’ve seriously overvalued their team, I see no reason they shouldn’t win 8 games again.
    7 or 8 games.
    ………….

    Zimmer will give everybody a sacrificial lamb and that dumb, ignorant fan base will mindlessly exclaim, “In Zimmer, We Trust!”
    Management doesn’t care, because Viking fans won’t hold them accountable and demand serious changes. Not as long as they continue to beat the Packers once or twice a year.
    The Wilfs have already given Zimmer an extension and I can guarantee you, they won’t eat the last year of that contract.
    They’re nothing but crooks and entirely too cheap to allow that to happen.
    In other words, prepare for business as usual.

  29. “Washington has no business playing a prime-time game this year.”

    Or pretty much any year for that matter. Almost always terrible

  30. TheBloomer0069 says:
    March 9, 2019 at 2:40 pm
    So the Coaches in Washington named Keenum the Stating QB? Did I miss something … ?

    Yes. You did. EVERY obvious fact about this trade. He will be paid starter money, he’s been successful in the league and he is far better than a fourth string QB.
    Why oh why do u myopic people keep insisting a guy who has NEVER been able to win a starting Job is better than Keenum?

  31. Fun fact. This last season Cousins was sacked 40 times which ranked him tied for 10th. Deshaun Watson led the league with 65, Prescott next with 58, Wilson 52. Those 3 QBs made the playoffs. Heck, Goff was ranked 12th with 38 and he made it to the Super Bowl. Good quarterbacks overcome adversity. Cousins has never overcome anything. Great regular season stats but cant produce it into wins.

  32. Case Keenum is better than Kirk Cousins and Matthew Stafford.

  33. As a Skins fan, I am desperately hoping that the game does not end up on prime time. The Skins have lost their last 6 prime time road games (Sun or Mon) and haven’t won on the road at night since clinching the division in 2015 on a Saturday at Philadelphia. They haven’t won a Monday night road game since beating Dallas in 2014. The real joke is that the last time the Skins won a Sunday night road game, it was in 2007 at the Vikings a week after they beat the Giants on the road on Sunday night. So please, don’t put the Redskins on prime time at all.

  34. Regardless, plenty of Vikings fans think that $18 million per year for Keenum would have made a lot more sense than $28 million for Cousins,
    —————–
    While I wish Keenum well, nope its mostly the cheese eaters that now love Keenum no that he is an ex-Viking. Its kind of the opposite of how they hate Packer players when they become ex-Packers.

    And in a few years they can have Keenum as he ill probably be available yet again and Rodgers’ decline is complete.

  35. h0metownzero says:
    March 9, 2019 at 12:04 pm
    It’s amazing how Cousins chokes in the clutch so consistently.

    I’m surprised the Vikings don’t let him kick field goals.
    __________________

    Very Funny. It’s funny because it’s true.
    You Sir, have won the Internet for today.
    —————-
    It looks like people praise themselves when its the only praise they can get.

  36. @ darcrequiem You consider Aaron Rodgers a great elite QB. Rodgers has never beaten a 500 team trailing by 1 or more points going into the 4th quarter. Should be judge your ability to define QB’s based on that?

    Of the 20 games lost to winning teams the defense gave up more tha 24 points to 18 of them.

  37. 2ruefan says:
    March 9, 2019 at 2:18 pm
    SundaySwamiSaysDontDisagreeWithPftOrYourCommentWontBePosted says:
    March 9, 2019 at 11:02 am

    There’s no guarantee Keenum will be starting that day. McCoy very well could beat him out or win the job by that time.

    *************************************************
    Ridiculous Post, and I really for the life of me can’t see why so many people thumbs up dumb comments. Seems like the average PFT poster has a memory like 1 game long with absolutely no perspective.

    Did you SEE Keenum play in 2017?
    Do you KNOW he is the most prolific passer in NCAA D1 history?
    Do you KNOW Colt McCoy (No knock on him) was a THIRD string QB for a reason.

    ABSOLUTELY. NO. WAY. COLT. BEATS. OUT. KEENUM.

    Mark it down.
    Save this post.
    Feel free to post it back to me and tell me I’m wrong if McCoy starts.
    \\\\|\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\||\||||\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\
    Did you know Keenum didn’t win a championship in 17’?
    Did you know amateur college football stats don’t mean anything in the NFL?
    Did you know Keenum is on his 5th team of his career?
    Did you know Keenum has a weak arm that turns into a wet noodle around week 8?
    Did you know Keenum is, and will always be a perennial back-up?

  38. March 9, 2019 at 2:40 pm
    So the Coaches in Washington named Keenum the Stating QB? Did I miss something … ?

    Yes. You did. EVERY obvious fact about this trade. He will be paid starter money, he’s been successful in the league and he is far better than a fourth string QB.
    Why oh why do u myopic people keep insisting a guy who has NEVER been able to win a starting Job is better than Keenum?
    —–
    3.5 million is not starter money. Swapping a 6th for a 7th and having the other team pay half is not indicative of any obvious fact.

    The only obvious fact is have no idea as to what the hell your talking about. This isn’t the CFL and we’re not smoking pot in you mom’s basement. Dumbest post I’ve read in a long time. Man that was stupid.

  39. In one breath, people say “It’s not Kirk’s fault they were so bad last year. Zimmer’s defense gave up over 24 points in __ losses.”

    That certainly seems fair.

    Until they follow it up with “Zimmer’s defense will smother Keenum.”

  40. cheeseisfattening says:
    March 9, 2019 at 4:52 pm
    And in a few years they can have Keenum as he ill probably be available yet again and Rodgers’ decline is complete.
    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    It looks like some people will pick any fight when it’s the only fight they can get.

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