Case Keenum isn’t fretting that his boss, John Elway, views the quarterback’s employment as a “short-term repair.”
After an uneven first season in Denver wherein he threw for 3,890 yards, 18 touchdowns and 15 interceptions and the Broncos won correct six video games, Keenum is conscious the crew brass is asking for lengthy-term solutions.
“I observe a bit of bit of it. I seize it for what or not it’s price,” Keenum acknowledged, via the crew’s legit web web site. “It’s not one thing that is affecting me and my preparation and how I’m ready to head as a football player and what my job is. It’s not affecting my job. For me, I seize more of what my coaches insist and the meetings that we have had. I had a plentiful meeting with John [Elway] at the highest of the 300 and sixty five days and we have all bought to be better. That is hands down what it comes appropriate down to. I changed into exasperated correct worship every diverse Broncos fan watching all these playoff video games and us sitting at home. I in actual fact feel the identical intention that we have all bought to be better.”
Keenum is basically the latest underwhelming quarterback Elway has employed. Since Peyton Manning retired in 2016, the Broncos delight in started Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiler, Paxton Lynch and now Keenum. No longer precisely the Cleveland Browns’ jersey-lengthy checklist of futility, but no lengthy-term reply either.
Elway would possibly reduction in mind adding a rookie signal-caller with the crew’s No. 10 overall seize to pair with Keenum for a season.
The feeble quarterback rebuffed the premise that he’s jumpy about the crew drafting a predominant-round quarterback or any diverse offseason addition.
“When’s the draft?” Keenum asked smirking. “Sorry, I have not checked out any draft boards yet. I perceive how important that adjustments and how that goes. My job is to procure healthy and to procure ready for this 300 and sixty five days. I’m not going to be paying too important consideration to that correct now in particular.”
Keenum is station to create $18 million in injurious salary in 2019, with $7 million assured. The Broncos would save $11 million on the salary cap but incur $10 million in plain money by shifting on from the quarterback within the subsequent several months.
Elway seems desirous to ultimately hit on a quarterback, so nothing is also ruled out in mid-February. At this stage, then over again, it seems worship pairing Keenum with a rookie seems basically the most plausible route the Broncos would possibly absorb 2019. It’s on the GM to salvage the staunch reply this time around.