When David Bruton Jr. got injured, perhaps the most incredible story of the season unfolded before our very eyes. Just a couple of weeks before Keo was added to the roster, the Broncos re-signed safety Josh Bush to replace another injured player because of his familiarity with the team.
Keo jokingly (partly) tweeted at Wade Phillips that he should have considered signing him since he played in this defense when he was in Houston, and he knows how to come in and contribute. Phillips apologized, explained how Bush had been there earlier in the season, and that seemed to be the end of it.
Clearly, whatever he did paid off, as another position opened up due to injury, and Keo was called by the Broncos. He has been a key contributor from the very start. In addition to flying around and hitting people, Keo has proven himself a valuable contributor with the game-sealing recovery of an onside kick against the New England Patriots, a play that doesn’t get nearly enough credit.
Patriots kicker Steven Gostkowski tried to dribble the ball right up the middle of the field where the Broncos didn’t have as many reinforcements, and Keo dove on top of the ball like a Kamikaze, sealing the game for the Broncos.
It has been a remarkable run for Keo in Denver thus far, one that I wouldn’t be surprised to see end in an extension for what he can do on special teams and as a rotational safety.