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Report: Case Keenum to the Denver Broncos

Keenum was deemed a better fit in part because of the Broncos' reticence in paying Kirk Cousins such a significant portion of their salary cap.


Kahron Spearman


The Denver Broncos will sign quarterback Case Keenum when free agency opens Wednesday afternoon, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Per Schefter, Denver weighed their other options, including the free agent class' biggest fish, Kirk Cousins. Conversations about Teddy Bridgewater possibly being their answer at quarterback were also had by the Broncos' front office.

There aren't any official or rumored salary details attached to the impending deal.

Keenum also is a player the Broncos felt they knew well, given that the team's senior personnel adviser and former coach Gary Kubiak coached Keenum for two seasons when Kubiak was the Houston Texans' head coach.

Jeff Legwold
Senior Writer, ESPN.com

Now that Keenum has found a match in Denver, Cousins' possible team targets are reduced to three teams: the Minnesota Vikings, the Arizona Cardinals, and the New York Jets. Minnesota remains the favorite, per Schefter.

Senior personnel advisor Gary Kubiak was said to prefer Keenum throughout the process, with Denver "against committing to the player-friendly Kirk Cousins contract structure," per Yahoo! Sports senior NFL writer Charles Robinson, in a tweet.

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