On Monday Night, the Denver Broncos let a very winnable game against the Kansas City Chiefs slip away from them after Patrick Mahomes reached his final form and Case Keenum reminded the world that he is a backup quarterback.
everyone is gonna talk about the hook and ladder when Case Keenum should have hit this pic.twitter.com/U7pwfAo5na
— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) October 2, 2018
This little over the top pass to Demaryius Thomas with less than 25 seconds left in the 4th quarter would’ve won the game for the Denver Broncos. I haven’t held a football in my hands in like 2 calendar years and I know for a fact if Vance Joseph subbed me in on that play, I would’ve completed that pass.
Case Keenum has 3 touchdowns and 6 interceptions on the season. Not great. You know what else isn’t great? All 3 of those touchdown passes came Week 1 so he hasn’t reached the end zone in about a month.
The Broncos paid $18 million for a mirage.
Last season, Case Keenum had a career year with the Minnesota Vikings as he had put up a 12-3 record and was Top 10 with a 98.3 passer rating which was better than Aaron Rodgers. He was a game away from the Super Bowl.
That was then, this is now.
In 4 starts THIS season, he has a 72.1 passer rating which ranks 71st out of 74 quarterbacks. Statistically, he is only better than Josh Allen, Tyrod Taylor and Sam Bradford. Tyrod and Bradford are backups now. Josh Allen will be out of the league in a season or two. Case Keenum is in good company here.
The Broncos decided to get cute and not sign Kirk Cousins or Teddy Bridgewater or really anyone better than Keenum. Jon Elway has no idea how to draft a QB so they are stuck with Case.
Denver should give their rookie backup, Swag Kelly, at least one start to see if he can ball or not. If Case Keenum continues to be below average than the Broncos are going to miss the playoffs regardless. But if Chad Kelly can come in and spark the offense then it could save their season.
— Justin Herbert 2 NYG SZN (@NYGFans10) August 12, 2018
Unleash Swag Kelly.
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