However, the move actually frees up some room for NY to maneuver.
This will be fascinating to watch, as in all likelihood, the Broncos will supplement their QB position and signing of Keenum by drafting someone in the top five picks at the same position.
With a sparkling new stadium, stacked roster and head coaching stability, the Vikings jumped to the head of the line of potential suitors for Cousins.
They also have the fifth overall selection in the National Football League draft, and it seemingly remains possible that they could consider taking a quarterback early in the draft.
Keenum must now go out and prove Elway and the front office right in their evaluation of him as being the better fit for the Broncos.
For the Broncos, that's if they miss out on the Cousins Sweepstakes.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - John Elway is looking to free agency for his fix at quarterback following a season in which all three of his drafted QBs fell flat in Denver.
After dealing Tyrod Taylor to the Cleveland Browns, the Bills are searching for their future franchise quarterback. General manager Brandon Beane has already parted ways with Pro Bowl left tackle Cordy Glenn to acquire the No. 12 pick from the Cincinnati Bengals and could have an additional move or two up his sleeve in order to trade up even further. 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.
At this juncture, with the Broncos out of the wild west that is the quarterback hunt, NY is in a far better position to find their quarterback of the future than it was at the beginning of the legal tampering period on Monday.