Case Keenum, QB
It is hard to believe Keenum wasn’t invited to the Pro Bowl last season. Keenum posted a 3,500 yard and 22 touchdown season which was similar to replacement Pro Bowl quarterback Derek Carr.
In the AFC, Keenum would’ve likely received the bid over Carr, but unfortunately, there were other incredible seasons in the NFC.
While he will have to compete with the usual suspects in Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, and Philip Rivers, with a repeat performance he’ll be in the conversation.
Derek Carr and Alex Smith both made it as replacements. Now Smith is in the NFC and the jury is still out on Carr.
What’s missed in Keenum’s impressive numbers is the fact he only started 14 games. With a healthy season, Keenum could improve his numbers to around 4,000 yards and 30 touchdowns.
Keenum does have a few road blocks ahead of him though. One is proving that last season wasn’t a fluke. The second is the surrounding cast, the offensive line, and weapons must be much improved from what we saw last year.