Free agent QB Case Keenum plans to sign with Denver Broncos

Quarterback Case Keenum plans to sign with the Denver Broncos, according to ESPN. The deal will not be official until the league’s free agency begins Wednesday afternoon.

Keenum, 30, had a breakout season with the Minnesota Vikings last year. Starting 2017 as the team’s backup, he was inserted into the starting role due to an injury to Sam Bradford in the second game of the season and led Minnesota to an 11-3 record in his 14 starts, culminating with an appearance in the NFC Championship Game. He completed 67.6 percent of his passes for a career-high 3,547 yards with 22 touchdowns and only seven interceptions.

Keenum credited his success to his weekly meetings with team chaplain Tom Lamphere, who helped him stay focused during the season.

“For me it’s focus on what’s the most important and there are a lot of opinions out there,” Keenum said. “What’s most important for me is my faith. It’s my faith that Jesus Christ is my savior and that’s what’s most important. That’s why I play the game and I play to maximize the talent that He’s given me. That’s helped me be successful.”

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Keenum looks to return the Broncos back to the playoffs for the first time since they won Super Bowl 50 two years ago. But he’ll be playing for more than a shot at a ring.

“I’m not playing for the name on the back of my jersey, I’m playing to glorify God. He’s given me talents, and I’m trying to maximize those talents however I can,” he told the Pioneer Press.

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