Case Keenum addressed the Denver Broncos’ trade for Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, and said things are ‘open-ended’ right now.
Just like everyone else, Denver Broncos quarterback Case Keenum was ‘shocked’ and ‘surprised’ by the team’s decision to trade for Joe Flacco.
Though, as shocked as we were initially, there are a few reasons not to hate the trade.
Keenum, alongside his wife, sat down with Sports Spectrum to discuss the deal the Broncos made and shed some light on that process from his perspective as well as what the future holds for him.
Keenum spoke of the Broncos in the past tense, which should come as no surprise since he will be looking for another opportunity in the league where he could possibly play sooner than later. He also undoubtedly understands the situation with his contract in Denver.
He said it was ‘an honor’ to play for the Broncos and to represent the franchise.
As for his future? Keenum says it’s still ‘open-ended’ and the discussions are ‘ongoing’.
Though this news is still very fresh for Keenum, you have to give the guy (and his awesome wife Kimberly) credit for being extremely classy. This kind of thing can’t be easy especially when you’ve already had to do it a number of times in your NFL career.
This interview, in particular, shows the true colors of who these people are and they are great people. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out with the Broncos the way they had wanted them to this past season.
Keenum threw 18 touchdown passes and provided some great moments along the way with a couple of really impressive comeback wins, but ultimately the 18 touchdowns and six victories were not nearly enough for the Broncos to eliminate the opportunity to upgrade at the position.
It is, at the very least, arguable whether Flacco is a true upgrade over Keenum. Statistically, they are very similar over the last five years. In terms of play-style and natural talent? Flacco has the edge.
Keenum will land on his feet somewhere in the league.