Broncos have an out to rid themselves of Case Keenum

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The Denver Broncos have a lot of questions to be answered this off-season. One of them is who is going to be the team’s quarterback. 

The team is expected to part ways with 2018 starter Case Keenum this off-season. He was signed before the 2018 season to a two-year deal. 

Quarterback Case Keenum celebrates with the fans after the Broncos defeated the Arizona Cardinals
Case Keenum celebrates with the fans after the Broncos defeated the Arizona Cardinals (Getty Images)

In the contract, he had a base salary of $8 million. But was paid $18 million by the team overall during the 2018 season. 

The Broncos can get out of his contract with the out following the one season. By releasing him, the team will be hit with a $10 million dead cap hit for the 2019 season. 

This would be the best option for the team, as they look to move on with a new coaching staff. Broncos head coach Vic Fangio and his staff, along with President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway will ultimately make the decision. 

There are better options available than Keenum. The best option would be Joe Flacco, who is expected to be traded by the Baltimore Ravens. 

The 30-year-old Abilene, Texas native signed with the Broncos after one spectacular season with the Minnesota Vikings. In Denver, he made 16 starts, but went 6-10. 

As the Broncos signal-caller, he went 365 of 586 for 3,890 yards. He also had 18 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. 

His best season as a starter was with the Vikings in 2017. He went 11-3 in 14 starts. 

That season, he went 325 of 481 for 3,547 yards. He had 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions. 

As a starter, he is 26-28 in 54 starts. He has made 57 appearances in his career. 

Keenum has gone 1,144 of 1,844 for 12,661 yards. He has 64 touchdowns and 42 interceptions. 

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