The Chris Simms top 40 QBs countdown No. 32: Case Keenum

Chris Simms top 40 QBs: Case Keenum
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The Chris Simms top 40 quarterback countdown continued Monday on PFT Live, and there’s at least one backup who has made it among what should be the spots reserved for starters.

Veteran Case Keenum comes in at No. 32.

A journeyman in the truest sense, Keenum is now with his fifth team in five seasons, has joined the Browns after spending 2019 with Washington, 2018 with the Broncos, 2017 with the Vikings, and 2016 with the L.A. Rams. As cities go, it’s six in six years, given that the Rams were in St. Louis in 2015.

And the year before that, Keenum got started in Houston, for what was his third season there.

Keenum had a special season in 2017 with the Vikings, where he worked with new Browns coach Kevin Stefanski and took the Vikings to the brink of the Super Bowl. If pressed into service, Keenum has the ability to perform at a high level, giving the Browns the kind of safety net that not many teams have.

More from Chris Simms top 40 QBs list:

No. 40: Tua Tagovailoa

No. 39: Dwayne Haskins

No. 38: Mitchell Trubisky

No. 37: Justin Herbert

No. 36: Taysom Hill

No. 35: Jarrett Stidham

No. 34: Tyrod Taylor

No. 33: Jameis Winston

8 responses to “The Chris Simms top 40 QBs countdown No. 32: Case Keenum

  1. He actually played pretty well for Washington last year. 65% completions, 90 rating. It’ll be interesting to see what Pats fans who simply assumed Stidham was going to be the guy think when Keenum ends up the starter.

  2. Don’t know how he compares to Stidham, but if Mayfield starts to stink the place up again Keenum could come in and wind up keeping the kid on the bench.
    Starting to remind me of Fitzpatrick – definitely has talent but can self-destruct in a heart beat.

  3. Keenum benefited from an outstanding defense in MN. They saved his bacon more than once.

    I just remember too many floating ducks thrown by Keenum to want him as my starter long term.

  4. Keenum played well enough to do great things with the Vikings. So has Cousins. Quarterback is not the reason for the annual Viking shortcomings. The blame for their perennial failures is their “vaunted” stat-hound defense that continues to come up small in big games.

  5. I’ve followed Keenum closely since his college days. He’s a very good QB who’s only been with 1 decent team in his 7 years and that was 1 season in 2017 with Minnesota. He went 11-3 as a starter and has the highest single season winning percentage of ANY Vikings starter over the last 23 seasons. He’s not glamour. He’s not fancy. He doesn’t seek out the limelight. No one works harder or is better prepared than Keenum. He is alaways a leader on every team he’s ever been on. Some say his arm isn’t strong enough. That’s absurd. I’ve seen him complete pinpoint passes thrown well over 50 yards numerous times hitting his receivers in full stride. Stefanski’s offense is something Keenum thrives in. Either Case Keenum will replace Mayfield as the Cleveland starter this season, or a team that is a contender will trade for Keenum when their starting QB gets injured.

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