Former Minnesota Vikings QB Case Keenum to sign with Denver Broncos

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Since Denver has their guy in Keenum, there's no longer a need for a quarterback with the No. 5 pick.

As I've said all offseason, what makes this a non-ideal move for the Broncos is creating a quarterback competition and letting a rookie drafted in the top five sit on the bench for any period of time.

Denver is in the market for a quarterback after going through last season with Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiler and Paxton Lynch.

Keenum is coming off the best year of his career, leading the Vikings to the NFC Championship. It was interesting to see Keenum make the first major wave of news during National Football League free agency and not strategically wait and see what Cousins does, which could have improved his asking price from a desperate team looking for a silver medal.

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.

That would leave the Vikings, Jets and Cardinals in the running to land free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins. With the right trade package on the table, Buffalo could be the team to acquire the fifth pick and jump its division rival. Justin Pugh and Weston Richburg are among the best offensive linemen remaining in free agency and can both play two different positions. "I'm excited about where we are and think that we have a chance to get back in the thick of things quickly".

As much as I like Case Keenum, and as much as I like the quarterbacks in this year's draft class, I don't really like the idea of one of them sitting on the bench for the Broncos. 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.