With the status of Teddy Bridgewater still very much up in the air and Shaun Hill (apparently) moving on to retirement, the Minnesota Vikings needed to do something about their quarterback situation behind Sam Bradford. On Friday afternoon, they did just that.
The purple signed former Los Angeles Rams’ starting quarterback Case Keenum to a one-year deal.
Keenum started the first nine games of the 2016 season for the Rams. He completed 60.9% of his passes for 2,201 yards and had nine touchdown passes against eleven interceptions. He spent his first three seasons with the Houston Texans before moving on to Los Angeles, and for his career has a quarterback rating of 78.4.
As things stand right now, Keenum slots in as the backup quarterback behind Bradford. . .at least, I assume he does, since Taylor Heinicke is still basically an unknown quantity. Of course, if Teddy Bridgewater is ready to come back early in the 2017 season, his time with the Vikings could end up being relatively short-lived.
But, for now, the Vikings have added a veteran backup at the quarterback spot.