By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Denver Broncos have a new quarterback for the 2019 season. Their deal with the Baltimore Ravens cannot become official until March 13th.
On that day, the Ravens will send long-time cornerstone Joe Flacco to the Broncos. In exchange, Baltimore will receive a fourth-round draft pick, according to reports.
With Flacco now in the picture, the Broncos are attempting to trade quarterback Case Keenum, who started for the team during the 2018 season. If there is no trade, Denver will have to make a decision on his future.
They can either release him and receive a $10 million hit with dead cap money. Or, they can ask him to stay, but take a pay cut to be the team’s backup.
Keenum is slated to make $18 million during the 2019 season. He has already made $7 million of his 2019 salary in his $25 million guaranteed money.
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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