The Minnesota Vikings have the option to franchise tag quarterback Case Keenum if they want to keep him around through at least 2018. But if the Vikings do not tag Keenum, it appears there will be plenty of interest.
Bleacher Report draft writer Matt Miller mentioned in his most recent column that a person in the Denver Broncos’ front office indicated that the team could be interested in Keenum.
“Free agents Kirk Cousins and Case Keenum will have a major impact on the top six picks in the draft. If Cousins signs with the Denver Broncos or New York Jets, they wouldn’t be likely to draft a quarterback early. But what if Keenum signs with the Broncos—would they still draft a quarterback at No. 5 overall? In talking to a Broncos front office member this week, I learned the team likes Keenum, and signing him would allow Denver to go elsewhere in Round 1.”
Keenum is one of three Vikings quarterbacks who are free agents. He signed in Minnesota last year for just $2 million, but went 12-3 for the Vikings and won a playoff game.
The Broncos used Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiler and Paxton Lynch last season and finished with the second lowest team quarterback rating in the NFL.