Broncos and Keenum agree on two years


Keenum played in two fewer games than Cousins a year ago and finished just 546 yards behind the former Washington quarterback.

So what does that news mean for the team's 2017 quarterbacks?

The Broncos, who own the fifth pick in next month's National Football League draft, also considered Cousins following a 5-11 season in which Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiler and Paxton Lynch all struggled behind a porous offensive line and questionable play-calling before Mike McCoy was replaced by Bill Musgrave as offensive coordinator. He guided Minnesota to the NFC championship game after replacing an injured Sam Bradford last season. He played two-plus seasons each for the Texans (where he played for Broncos adviser Gary Kubiak) and Rams, and one season with the Vikings.

Keenum, of course, comes off a season which saw him complete 67.6 percent of his passes with 3,547 yards and 22 touchdowns.

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Then, yesterday, as pointed out locally by 104.3 The Fan's Zak Bye, Cousin penned a goodbye blog to Washington fans that tagged the Jets and the Vikings, but not the Broncos.

The Vikings reportedly are one of the finalists for Cousins, along with the Jets and Cardinals.

This will likely come as a shock to many, as most expected John Elway to eye Cousins to fill their big need at the position.

Elway insists the Broncos can get right back into the playoff picture with the right quarterback and tweaks to other areas of the roster. That doesn't all go on the players. That leaves open the possibility that he would be a placeholder at the position until a young quarterback taken in the draft is ready to play.