Case Keenum: It’s exciting to be Stefon Diggs’ teammate again

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A few years ago, Case Keenum and Stefon Diggs combined to form one of the best plays of the season with the Minneapolis Miracle.

But then the two were separated, as Minnesota elected to sign Kirk Cousins in free agency. Keenum went to Denver, then Washington, and has spent the last two seasons as Cleveland’s backup behind Baker Mayfield.

But now Keenum and Diggs have been reunited with Buffalo, as the Bills acquired Keenum from the Browns in March.

Keenum said recently that once the trade went down, he and Diggs agreed that being teammates again was “just kind of weird.”

“We had such a fairy tale year,” Keenum said, via Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News. “It wasn’t even a year. It was like six months together, so to be able to get back together with him — heck, I’ve played with almost everybody on the team — every team I’ve been on, I’ve got guys here that I played with. But yeah, to get back with Stef, give him a hug and throw him the ball again, I didn’t really think I would ever do that. I wasn’t sure after that year, so it’s exciting to get to be able to do that.”

Keenum wasn’t supposed to be Minnesota’s starter in 2017, but took over when Sam Bradford was unable to play due to his injured knee.

That season — easily Keenum’s best in the league — he completed 68 percent of his passes for 3,547 yards with 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

12 responses to “Case Keenum: It’s exciting to be Stefon Diggs’ teammate again

  1. Real good signing by Buffalo. If something happened to Allen, keenum could atleast keep them respectable.

  2. When Brad Childress let these two guys go, you knew he was a fraud as a head coach. It’s too bad the slum lord owners couldn’t figure it out until a few years and many late-game collapses later.

  3. Would have loved to see what could have been with Keenum being signed by the Vikings instead of captain .500, 15th best QB in the league.

  4. Just a couple of examples of Vikings ownership mistakes over the last couple of years. Should have kept both guys

  5. Case’s fourth team since that play yet fans here in Minny still clamor for him. A career backup that couldn’t keep two different starting jobs yet he would have been the savior here. SMH…….

  6. Childress?????? You are completely lost on this subject if you think Brad was involved in with any of this.
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    MNGoon says:
    June 22, 2022 at 10:59 am
    When Brad Childress let these two guys go, you knew he was a fraud as a head coach. It’s too bad the slum lord owners couldn’t figure it out until a few years and many late-game collapses later.

  7. I love it when the old vets tell stories about that one time way back when the Vikings were in the playoffs.

  8. Keenum is ok but not special. Diggs is awesome but was replaced with an even better Jefferson. You rarely see that happen

  9. purplepridepolysemy says:
    June 22, 2022 at 11:40 am

    Just a couple of examples of Vikings ownership mistakes over the last couple of years. Should have kept both guys
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    All due respect to both players, but Keenum is on his fourth team in five years since he left Minnesota. He had one great year but it was obviously unsustainable. Diggs is a great player but not many people outside of Orchard Park would prefer him over Justin Jefferson.

  10. That Keenum/Diggs connection still stands as one of the most exciting playoff moments of the past decade.

    As for the Jefferson/Diggs comparisons, I think both teams are pretty happy. For the Bills, it’s hard to imagine a better combo than Allen to Diggs. They just have great chemistry.

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