MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 14:  Case Keenum #7 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates after defeating the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at U.S. Bank Stadium on January 14, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JANUARY 14: Case Keenum #7 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates after defeating the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at U.S. Bank Stadium on January 14, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) Photo of David Hookstead

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Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum will take his talents to the Denver Broncos, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

When free agency opens Wednesday, former Vikings’ QB Case Keenum intends to sign with the Denver Broncos, sources tell ESPN.

First QB domino has fallen.

QB race is on.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2018

And so with QB Case Keenum headed to Denver, Kirk Cousins is now down to three teams:

Minnesota Vikings
Arizona Cardinals
New York Jets.

Vikings remain the favorite.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2018

This seems like a smart move for John Elway and the Broncos. Keenum is a safe pick that will bring stability to the quarterback position, and he will almost certainly not break the bank.

The other important part of this signing is that it gives the Broncos the opportunity to develop a long-term quarterback for the future of the franchise. That doesn’t look like it’s likely to be Paxton Lynch or Trevor Siemian. The Broncos could snag a guy in the draft this year, have him sit on the bench behind Keenum for a couple years and then takeover down the road.

There wouldn’t be any expectations on a rookie to play or do well, and thus, there would be no crushing pressure that has ruined so many young QBs.

Getting Keenum isn’t the sexiest play possible, but it is very smart. Props to Keenum for finally getting that big pay day that he’s deserved for a long time.

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