Keenum goes to Denver

The #Vikings are in the driver's seat for free agent QB Kirk Cousins.

One day before National Football League free agency officially opens on Wednesday, reports indicate that the dominoes have begun to fall.

Signing Keenum provides the Broncos with plenty of desired flexibility in the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft. The 30-year-old had a career year in 2017, throwing for 3,547 yards with 22 touchdown passes and just seven interceptions while completing 67.6 percent of his passes.

Denver's two-year deal with Keenum reportedly won't prevent them from taking a quarterback with the fifth overall pick, though their options are definitely open.

As for the Houston Texans, there haven't been any firm confirmations of contracts that will be agreed to when free agency begins as of yet. But a large swath of the free-agent class at wide receiver was cut out during the first day of the open negotiating period.

The Denver Broncos are signing a new quarterback.

Denver chose to bypass incumbents Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiler and Paxton Lynch and go for Keenum, who can't sign until Wednesday.

The main question about Keenum, then, is whether last season represented his true coming of age or if it was an anomaly. Elway and his staff have closely scouted the top quarterbacks in the class, including coaching Baker Mayfield and Josh Allen at the Senior Bowl, but there might be a high cost in taking one at No. 5 and have him sit behind Keenum.

According to ESPN, Broncos GM John Elway recently said that the team can get back to the playoffs with a QB signing such as Keenum.

One player believed to be on the Texans' radar was Panthers' guard Andrew Norwell, but he will be headed to Jacksonville on a five year, $65.5 million deal. That move was primarily aimed at giving Minnesota depth at the quarterback position behind anticipated starter Sam Bradford given the major knee injury to Teddy Bridgewater.

"There were some things we should have done differently that we didn't do". I feel like we can get right back in the thick of things rather quickly because I think we still have a good defensive football team.

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