The talk might all be about Teddy Bridgewater for the Minnesota Vikings but Case Keenum shouldn’t be put out to pasture just yet.
It is possible that Teddy Bridgewater is back on the active roster soon for the Minnesota Vikings. It’s not out of line to think that Sam Bradford could possibly be available to play sometime soon, too. All that being said, Case Keenum is the only QB healthy enough with any NFL experience on the roster. Keenum has been the starter for the majority of the season and he should have that title until he shows us otherwise.
Let’s not forget that the Vikings are currently 6-2. Things are working for the Vikings and they’ve done that all with Keenum at QB with the exception of a game and a half so far in 2017.
Keenum hasn’t been a world-beater, but he also has looked decent throughout the first half of the season. The Houston product has only thrown for less than 200 yards twice this season and one of those games was when he only played a half in Chicago when Bradford tried to make a go of it. Keenum has a respectable 6.9 yards per attempt and a decent 88.8 quarterback rating.
Also, with the help of his offensive line, Keenum isn’t turning in many negative plays. Keenum has thrown three interceptions this season, but never more than one a game so far. Plus, Keenum has been sacked the least amongst NFL quarterbacks this year with a league leading sack percentage of 2.10%.
I’m not saying that Keenum is the answer beyond 2017 for the Vikings, but he deserves to be given the chance to see this season through until he shows us otherwise. If the carriage of a season that Keenum is having turns into a pumpkin in a game with four interceptions or so, sure, then I’d be open to seeing Bridgewater or Bradford back on the field.
For right now, the Vikings aren’t broke, so why is there a need to fix it? There’s no need to really tinker with the formula at the moment. When the formula goes sour, change up the sugar.
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It’s understandable that the Vikings want to see what they have in Teddy Bridgewater, but worry about next season when next season is here. The Vikings have a window here that they need to take advantage of and moving away from Keenum might just close that window.
The NFC is fairly weak. Aaron Rodgers doesn’t look like he’ll stand in the way anytime soon to stop the Vikings from winning the NFC North or stopping them in the playoffs. The Vikings can’t waste the world class defense that they have right now.
If Trent Dilfer can be the starting quarterback on a Super Bowl winning team, so can Case Keenum.
The Vikings are off this weekend with their scheduled Bye Week. Minnesota will be back in action against Washington next weekend.