Stefon Diggs of the Minnesota Vikings leaps to catch the ball thrown by Case Keenum in the fourth quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the New Orleans Saints on January 14, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After reaching the peak of Super Bowl 50 two years ago, the Broncos have sunk on the heels of two playoffless seasons.
Keenum doesn't have as proven a track record nor as high of a ceiling as the Broncos' No. 1 option, Cousins.
Keenum, who has also had unsuccessful stints with the Houston Texans and Los Angeles Rams, went 11-3 in the regular season as a starter for the Vikings, throwing for 3,547 yards and 22 touchdowns with just seven interceptions. Siemian, Lynch and Chad Kelly are under contract for 2018 with the Broncos who also reportedly considered Kirk Cousins and Teddy Bridgewater.
Keenum would have veterans Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders as his targets in Denver after Elway chose not to release either of the expensive wide receivers.
That included choosing among the draft prospects that include Josh Allen, Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield and others. "Obviously, we have to get better at that (quarterback) position". That doesn't all go on the players.
Keenum, 30, brings playoff experience, strong leadership, and lingering questions about whether last season was the start of a career renaissance or an aberration. "I feel like we can get right back in the thick of the things rather quickly".