By Adam Patrick
After a career year with the Minnesota Vikings, it’s possible the quarterback could be starting under center for a different team in 2018.
When the Minnesota Vikings signed Case Keenum to a one-year, $2 million deal last March, not a single person within the organization envisioned the quarterback having the kind of season he did in 2017. And if they said they did, then they’re lying.
Coming off a 2016 season with the Los Angeles Rams in which he was benched for a rookie, neither the Vikings or Keenum knew if he would be even on Minnesota’s active roster to begin the year. But the quarterback beat-out Taylor Heinicke for the team’s backup job behind Sam Bradford and it turned out to be a great decision by the Vikings.
Two weeks into the season, Keenum was already in the starting lineup after Bradford went down with a knee injury. His first start in a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers was the definition of ugly, but Keenum soon found his groove in Minnesota’s offense after a few more...