Why the Vikings bringing back Case Keenum would be a horrible idea

(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) Case Keenum
(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) Case Keenum /
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(Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images) Case Keenum
(Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images) Case Keenum /

The current Denver Broncos quarterback is expected to be released very soon and some believe that the Minnesota Vikings should consider bringing him back.

Case Keenum provided the Minnesota Vikings with a magical season in 2017 and there’s no doubt about that.

Last March, Keenum capitalized on his performance with the Vikings and signed a two-year, $36 million contract to be the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos. Unfortunately, his magic didn’t continue into the 2018 season and the Broncos failed to make the playoffs.

Apparently unsatisfied with the idea of Keenum continuing on as their starter for 2019, Denver recently went out and reportedly made a trade with the Baltimore Ravens to acquire veteran quarterback Joe Flacco.

According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Denver will now look to trade Keenum, ask him to take a significant pay cut, or release him over the next few weeks. Whatever the Broncos decide to do with the quarterback, it sounds like he will probably be playing somewhere else next season.

Given how successful he was in Minnesota, some are wondering if a return to the Twin Cities could be a possibility for Keenum in 2019.

But with how much the Vikings have invested in Kirk Cousins being their starter until at least 2021, bringing back Keenum, even as a backup, seems like a horrible idea.

For those who are struggling to understand, let’s go over a few reasons for why Minnesota should not even consider re-signing their old quarterback if he becomes available this offseason.