John Elway is looking to free agency for his fix at quarterback following a season in which all three of his drafted QBs fell flat in Denver.
The Denver Broncos have already made a huge impact in free agency, signing quarterback Case Keenum to a reported two-year contract worth roughly $36 million. The Cleveland Browns acquired Tyrod Taylor and he's still fighting for elbow room with guys like Case Keenum, Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater - all behind Cousins.
Keenum signed for $2 million a year ago as a safety net for the Minnesota Vikings.
Perhaps most importantly, Keenum showed a tremendous aptitude for protecting the football, throwing just seven interceptions all season and avoiding a pick in nine of his 14 starts.More news: Printable bracket for women's NCAA Tournament 2018
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The Broncos were thought to make a serious push for former Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins. The Broncos, since winning the Super Bowl in 2016, have failed to reach the playoffs and back-to-back disappointing years, due largely to inconsistency and lack of production from the QB position. The biggest reason being he has a better track record.
Denver chose to bypass incumbents Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiler and Paxton Lynch and go for Keenum, who can't sign until Wednesday. They traded up in the first round of the 2016 National Football League draft to get Lynch, but he has not solidified the position through his two disappointing seasons in Denver. However, Cousins is going to take his time and visit his suitors, a process Denver apparently didn't want to endure.
Elway has consistently said his goal in free agency is to "find what makes sense for us cap-wise and from a personnel standpoint".
Using ESPN's advanced Total QBR formula, Keenum ranked at 69.7 a year ago.
At this juncture, with the Broncos out of the wild west that is the quarterback hunt, NY is in a far better position to find their quarterback of the future than it was at the beginning of the legal tampering period on Monday. "I feel like we can get right back in the thick of the things rather quickly".