Case Keenum is Earning Himself some Money


Case Keenum has been forced into action for the Minnesota Vikings and so far has been up to the challenge.

The news broke today that Sam Bradford will not be playing this weekend which means Case Keenum will be the starter. His performance so far with the Minnesota Vikings has been solid. Keenum ability to step in and perform well has kept the Vikings in the playoff hunt.

More from With the First Pick

Minnesota is 2-2 with him in the lineup with the two losses coming against the Pittsburgh Steelers and Detroit Lions. Keenum has protected the football while completing nearly 65% of his passes.

Some of his success has come with Dalvin Cook out of the lineup whose  injury shook the team’s confidence. Bradford’s status moving forward is a bit of an unknown which means we could see a lot more of Keenum.

A few more solid performances could earn Keenum some serious money. Every offseason there are plenty of teams looking for a solid veteran quarterback. Keenum is proving himself to be an excellent backup which has a lot of value in this league.

However, he also could get some looks as a starter with teams targeting a bridge quarterback. That contact could potentially come from the Vikings themselves.

Minnesota has a big decision to make in the offseason regarding their future at quarterback. Both Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater are pending free agents. The injury history of these two quarterbacks makes signing them to a long-term deal very risky.

It’s possible the Vikings see Keenum as a safer option and look to draft a young quarterback in the upcoming draft.