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Quarterback Thunderdome 2018: What should the Vikings do with Case Keenum?

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There are several options that the team could exercise

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As you may or may not have heard by now, the Minnesota Vikings have a bit of a situation to deal with at the quarterback position. They have three players that this team has won football games with, and they’re all slated to hit free agency when the new league year starts on 14 March. So, we want to check the pulse of the fan base and see what you folks feel the Vikings should do with each of them.

We’ll start with the guy that lined up behind center for most of the season for the Vikings, Case Keenum.

When the Vikings signed Keenum to a one-year, $2 million contract last season, it was largely treated as an afterthought. Heck, some of us even wondered whether or not he’d been able to beat out Taylor Heinicke to be the Vikings’ backup to Sam Bradford. But he emerged from Training Camp as the #2 guy, and after Bradford got hurt in the season opener, Keenum was the guy for 14.5 of the Vikings’ remaining 15 games.

Keenum put up the sort of numbers this year that nobody thought he was capable of, based on previous data. He threw 22 touchdown passes to just seven interceptions during the regular season, and the Vikings wound up going 11-3 in the games he started (and 12-3 in the games that he finished). He did appear to fizzle out a bit in the postseason, but his performance appears to have been enough to have earned him a significant raise this season, whether it’s from the Vikings or someone else.

There are pros and cons to keeping Case Keenum around, many of which I’m sure you folks will bring up in the comments here. But, we want to know what you think the Vikings should do with Case Keenum going forward.

(Don’t worry. . .there are separate posts coming for the other two members of this quarterback party. This one is for the pros and cons of Keenum only.)

Have at it, folks!

Poll

What should the Minnesota Vikings do with Case Keenum?

This poll is closed

  • 37%
    Place the franchise tag on him and see how 2018 goes
    (1401 votes)
  • 15%
    Work out a long-term deal with him and declare him the answer
    (599 votes)
  • 21%
    Tag him and trade him away to another team
    (809 votes)
  • 25%
    Let him go and reap a (likely) third-round comp pick in 2019
    (974 votes)
3783 votes total Vote Now