Keenum has ties to former Broncos quarterback and current senior personnel advisor Gary Kubiak having played for Kubiak when he was the head coach of the Texans.
The Broncos had three quarterbacks start games this past season - Trevor Siemian, Paxton Lynch and Brock Osweiler - but it was a bumpy ride on offense as the Broncos were among the league leaders in turnovers and offensive coordinator Mike McCoy was sacked in November. He finished the season with 3,547 passing yards, 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions. The Broncos also hold the No. 5 pick in the upcoming National Football League draft, and now have the flexibility to trade down with a team desperate for a quarterback (see: Bills) or can still decide to take a young arm to groom for the future.
At the scouting combine, two weeks before the start of free agency, Elway did compare the "fluid" nature of chasing a quarterback in free agency this year to the pursuit of Manning. For teams missing out on Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins in free agency, Cousins is thought of as the top consolation prize.
Chiefs set to release Tamba Hali
The Chiefs were strapped for cash heading into the offseason, necessitating moves on several fronts. The Chiefs have also waived safety Ron Parker ahead of the start of free agency this week.
A breakdown of the Denver Broncos' 2018 free-agent signings.
Manning had a spectacular closing chapter in Denver, leading the Broncos to the playoffs in all four of his seasons, reaching two Super Bowls and winning one.
Siemian again handily beat out Lynch last summer, but the Broncos would cycle through their trio of homegrown QBs during a 5-11 season that almost cost rookie head coach Vance Joseph his job. His 67.6 percent completion rate was by far his career best, and it was the first time he attempted more than 200 passes in a season. We didn't play well there past year. There were some things that we should have done differently that we didn't do.