After a career year with the Minnesota Vikings, it’s possible the quarterback could be starting under center for a different team in 2018.
When the Minnesota Vikings signed Case Keenum to a one-year, $2 million deal last March, not a single person within the organization envisioned the quarterback having the kind of season he did in 2017. And if they said they did, then they’re lying.
Coming off a 2016 season with the Los Angeles Rams in which he was benched for a rookie, neither the Vikings or Keenum knew if he would be even on Minnesota’s active roster to begin the year. But the quarterback beat-out Taylor Heinicke for the team’s backup job behind Sam Bradford and it turned out to be a great decision by the Vikings.
Two weeks into the season, Keenum was already in the starting lineup after Bradford went down with a knee injury. His first start in a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers was the definition of ugly, but Keenum soon found his groove in Minnesota’s offense after a few more starts.
Fast forward to the end of the season and the Vikings quarterback finished with an 11-3 record as a starter throwing for 22 touchdowns, seven interceptions, and averaging 236.5 passing yards per game.
Keenum will be an unrestricted free-agent when the new league year begins in March and it’s possible that his home will not be in Minnesota next season. Who are some of the other teams the quarterback could end up with in 2018 if a return to the Vikings does not work out?