4 former Vikings who could become great NFL head coaches one day

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Case Keenum

Case Keenum is another name that fits the backup quarterback sphere that could be more than serviceable in a coaching position. The veteran signal-caller has served as the perfect backup quarterback a team could want, with an even better time as a Minnesota Viking.

Having a 12-3 record as a starter and reaching the NFC Championship as the starting quarterback for the Vikings in 2017 earned him a lucrative contract with the Denver Broncos in 2018 before he was relegated to the backup role he had prior to his successful run.

Since Minnesota, Keenum has had stints with multiple franchises, learning different offenses as he goes, all adding to the candidacy of a being a coach post his playing days.

Unlike Mannion, Keenum hasn’t had to settle for practice squad roles yet and has earned a spot as a serviceable backup. He serves as the type of player you can win with for a good amount of games, but he’s not someone to turn to as the face of a franchise.

Currently in Buffalo, the veteran is working with Josh Allen while watching the game through a different look of eyes for the Bills. Whether it be with whatever team he was with when his playing career expires, or with another organization, Keenum’s experience as a starter and backup could turn into an NFL coaching gig.

With multiple stints of success as a starting quarterback in the league and a plethora of experiences as a helping hand as a backup, Keenum could be a name to look out for as a potential coaching candidate in the near future.