The Denver Broncos’ agreed upon trade to develop outdated quarterback Joe Flacco stunned now not most productive most of the football world, but also the incumbent starter.
Exhibiting on the Sports Spectrum Podcast this week along with his better half, Kimberly, quarterback Case Keenum acknowledged he became as soon as insecure by the transfer.
“[Broncos general manager John] Elway called me that morning and we had a gargantuan conversation, which he didn’t wish to discontinuance, and I favored that,” Keenum acknowledged. “I became as soon as positively anxious, it became as soon as a surprise for us and I sing doubtlessly for the first day or in exclaim that’s raze of what it became as soon as. But for us, we’re positively upset, it be now not something we wanted to happen. I do know that everyone’s doing their job and John feels love that became as soon as a possibility for him to benefit the Broncos out.”
The trade for but one more outdated alerts the close of Keenum’s urge as Denver’s starter after factual one season. For the career-lengthy journeyman, it be factual the latest hurdle to beat.
“For us, it be but one more chapter in our lives and we’ll roll with it,” Keenum acknowledged. “We are going to capacity this love I discontinuance every thing in my complete life, and that it be now not by accident this has took tell. It is factual but one more chapter and but one more opportunity to beat some adversity in my life.”
Keenum signed a two-one year, $36 million deal remaining one year and is determined to count $21 million in opposition to the Broncos’ wage cap. Decreasing the 31-one year-veteran would keep Denver $11 million with $10 million in silly money.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the Broncos thought to store Keenum. If they can’t get a taker, Denver will either seek data from Keenum to raise a huge pay carve or carve the quarterback.
Keenum acknowledged his time in Denver became as soon as “surely special” and spoke radiant his departure appears drawing near.
“You know, surely, it be surely initiating-ended factual now,” Keenum acknowledged. “We do now not know what is going down to happen, there may per chance be mute quite a bit up within the air; that is de facto recent. So a form of these emotions that we’re talking about are mute raze of occurring, mute going down. So who knows what is going down to be in retailer? I invent now not with out a doubt, God does. But we’ll be ready for with out reference to God has in retailer for us subsequent.”
For a quarterback who has performed for four organizations in six NFL seasons, the unknown has change into the norm.