Report: Broncos interested in Case Keenum, Josh McCown
The Broncos are one of at least three teams that would love to sign Kirk Cousins this offseason, but they need to have backup plans in place in case they are unable to land the star quarterback. Fans in Denver may not like it, but the team’s best options outside of Cousins could be Case Keenum and Josh McCown.
In his weekly mailbag, Mike Klis of 9 News in Denver reported that the Broncos have interest in Keenum but may not consider him Plan B. If they’re unable to sign Cousins, Klis believes Denver could target one of the big four quarterback prospects — Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen and Baker Mayfield — with their No. 5 overall pick and bring in McCown as a bridge QB.
Keenum is only 30 and led the Vikings to the NFC Championship Game last season, so signing him would require a much longer commitment than the 38-year-old McCown. That’s why it would probably make more sense for the Broncos to sign McCown if they draft one of the top quarterbacks in the draft.
It goes without saying that fans in Denver would be disappointed with any scenario that doesn’t have Cousins taking the snaps for their team next season, so they should probably avoid reading reports like this.