Denver Broncos: Some early training camp standouts
The Broncos signed quarterback Case Keenum to try and solidify a position that has been a problem area for them now since Peyton Manning’s last year with the team.
Training camp has been Keenum’s opportunity to show the fans what he’s capable of and so far, he’s delivered in a big way.
Keenum is operating the Broncos’ offense with confidence and making good decisions with the football, two traits the Broncos have desperately lacked from their signal caller since 2016.
Despite lingering questions about Keenum’s years in the NFL prior to the season he just had in 2017 with the Minnesota Vikings, it really does appear as though he’s turned a corner as a professional and things have finally ‘clicked’.
There was one specific play at Tuesday’s practice where Keenum and the top offense were working in the red zone that stood out.
Keenum dropped back to pass and had a great pocket thanks to a seemingly vastly improved offensive line. He stared down a receiver to his right and allowed the pressure to bear down when just as the last moment, he flipped over to his left and fired a pass to the back of the end zone to wide receiver Tim Patrick.
It was a play Mark Sanchez, Trevor Siemian, Paxton Lynch, or Brock Osweiler would otherwise be incapable of making because of their happy feet in an uncomfortable pocket.
Keenum’s consistency through four practices is inspiring confidence in not only his teammates and coaches but in a fan base that is borderline cynical about poor quarterback play.