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However, with the Vikings one of the major contenders for Kirk Cousins' signature, Keenum has been looking to cash in on his status of last year's stellar campaign and the Broncos look to be his landing spot. Keenum was great for the Vikings last season, but he had his "what are you doing?" moments and I don't know if a fanbase can be completely comfortable with Keenum, who was very average in his first four seasons in the NFL.
The Broncos are two seasons removed from a Super Bowl title won in Peyton Manning's final National Football League season.
Keenum, of course, comes off a season which saw him complete 67.6 percent of his passes with 3,547 yards and 22 touchdowns. That would leave the Vikings, Jets and Cardinals in the running to land Kirk Cousins. It's likely they address their need under center in the draft. "Obviously, we have to get better at that (quarterback) position". There were some things we should have done, that we should have done differently that we didn't do.
Yes, Keenum is 30, and that's not old for a quarterback, but I don't think this precludes Denver from taking a quarterback at No. 5.
Despite the possibility of a team trading for Denver's pick to draft a quarterback, the Jets must worry about the present and not trades that could happen down the road.