QB Case Keenum - Denver Broncos
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Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 17 vs LAC (31 / 48 / 292 / 1 / 1 pass, 3 / 8 / 0 rush)
Keenum didn't get any help from his teammates, as his receivers consistently dropped the ball and his offensive line struggled to contain Joey Bosa and company throughout the contest. Keenum couldn't push the ball downfield to his deep threats, and the Broncos shot themselves in the foot with several fluky turnovers. Keenum threw a backward pass to Freeman behind the line of scrimmage in the 2nd quarter, which the rookie halfback missed. San Diego scooped the ball up and ran it into the end zone for a touchdown. Keenum was intercepted in the San Diego end zone at the end of the first half. He hit Matt LaCosse with a good pass, but the tight end let the pass bounce off his hands and right to a defender. Fortunately, the defender who intercepted it attempted an ill-advised pitch during the return, and Denver recovered the ball. Keenum managed one touchdown to fullback Janovich in the 4th quarter. The lead blocker was completely uncovered as he leaked out of the backfield from a power running set and up the right sideline for an easy connection from Keenum. Unfortunately, Casey Hayward intercepted the two point conversion attempt, a jump ball to Courtland Sutton, and returned it the length of the field for two points. Keenum gave Sutton a shot, but the cornerback simply overpowered the receiver and ripped the ball out of his hands.
2018 Week 16 vs OAK (23 / 37 / 202 / 2 / 2 pass, 3 / 19 / 0 rush)
Keenum had a slow first half, then managed to muster up a couple of touchdowns after halftime before sealing the game with two interceptions late in the 4th quarter. Keenum threw up a couple of "hospital balls" in the 1st quarter, getting Tim Patrick and Courtland Sutton laid out on a pair of poorly placed deep throws. Keenum got a break at the end of the 1st quarter when a defender tipped the ball while he was pitching an option to Lindsay on 4th and 1. The ball hit the ground but bounced right back into Lindsay's breadbasket. Keenum scrambled to buy time and made a nice 20 yard connection with Courtland Sutton with less than 10 seconds in the 1st half, setting up a long Brandon McManus field goal attempt just before halftime. Keenum found Tim Patrick down the right sideline for a 26 yard gain in the 3rd quarter. Keenum and Hamiltion hooked up for Denver's first touchdown of the day. Hamilton lined up in the slot on the left side of the formation and separated from his defender with a nice cut on a corner route. Keenum hit Hamilton with a perfect pass just as the receiver broke open in the back of the end zone. Keenum scrambled to buy time for his second touchdown pass, then found Courtland Sutton in the back of the end zone for a 19 yard score. The Raiders challenged that Keenum had crossed the line of scrimmage before throwing, but the touchdown stood after review. Keenum's first interception was a terrible decision to throw to Tim Patrick in triple coverage late in the 4th quarter. HIs second interception wasn't much better as he desperately heaved the ball into more triple coverage on 4th and 19 near the end of the game. Keenum managed 19 yards on the ground. He broke a couple of tackles on a 17 yard highlight reel scramble that converted 3rd and long in the 3rd quarter.
2018 Week 15 vs CLE (31 / 48 / 257 / 0 / 2 pass, 2 / 1 / 1 rush)
Keenum and his depleted receiving core killed the Broncos with inaccurate passing and a couple of turnovers. The running game stalled out from the beginning of the contest, and Keenum proceeded to miss receivers all over the field. He was forced to run a touchdown in after the Browns sniffed out a play action pass attempt on the goal line in the 1st quarter. Keenum's receivers were bracketed in coverage, so he rolled out right and dove into the end zone for the score. Keenum was intercepted at the end of the 1st half as he launched a jump ball to Courtland Sutton in the end zone between double coverage. He was under duress and the decision to throw was a bad one. Keenum chucked up another deep ball into double coverage later in the 3rd quarter, resulting in a second interception as he looked for Hamilton deep. Keenum peppered Hamilton out of the slot with a team-high 12 targets, followed by Patrick with 8, and LaCosse, Sutton, and Lindsay with 6 apiece.
2018 Week 14 vs SF (24 / 42 / 186 / 1 / 0 pass, 4 / 24 / 0 rush)
Keenum lost his favorite receiving option when Emmanuel Sanders blew his Achilles out in practice on Wednesday, and it showed in Sunday's contest. Keenum struggled mightily in the 1st half, and entered halftime with less than 50 yards passing. Keenum pieced together some decent drives in the 2nd half as he established a bit of rapport with young receivers Patrick and Hamilton. Keenum converted 4th and 2 with a 20 yard corner route to Tim Patrick in the 3rd quarter, setting Denver up on San Francisco's 2 yard line. Keenum led another scoring drive late in the 4th quarter, converting 4th and 7 with a toe-tapping sideline connection to Tim Patrick. Keenum capped the drive with a short touchdown pass to Daesean Hamilton, who ran an out route from the slot while Sutton crossed his defenders face. Keenum had a couple of nice scrambles as he totaled 24 yards on the ground. He rolled out to the right and scrambled for a 16 yard gain to convert 3rd and long in the 2nd quarter.
2018 Week 13 vs CIN (12 / 21 / 151 / 1 / 0 pass, 2 / 9 / 0 rush)
Keenum had to play game manager as the Broncos capitalized on turnovers and Phillip Lindsay's big performance on the ground. Keenum threw just 21 passes, targeting Sutton 7 times and Sanders 6. The highlight of Keenum's day was a touchdown pass to Sutton in the 3rd quarter. Keenum took the snap under center with Janovich and Freeman in the backfield behind him, faking the handoff before hitting Sutton with a jump ball in the end zone for a 30 yard score down. Keenum was sacked twice in the contest, and scrambled twice for 9 yards.
2018 Week 12 vs PIT (15 / 28 / 197 / 2 / 0 pass, 3 / -3 / 0 rush)
Keenum had a slow but efficient performance in week 12. He passed for less than 200 yards, but found the end zone twice and did not turn the ball over at all. Keenum and the entire Denver offense were slow in the first half. He eventually led a scoring drive at the end of the 2nd quarter, setting the Broncos up in the red zone with a 17 yard connection to tight end LaCosse down the left sideline. Keenum and LaCosse connected again on the next play, with the tight end running a short curl from the left slot then barreling into the end zone for the score. Keenum loaded up a deep ball for Sanders down the right sideline in the 2nd quarter, but just barely overthrew the diving receiver. The two connected on a deep ball down the right sideline for a 38 yard gain in the 3rd quarter, setting the Broncos up on the Steelers 5 yard line. Keenum rolled out right and found Sanders open in the back of the end zone for a touchdown on the very next play. Keenum found Sanders for another big gain on the next drive, but the receiver was ruled out of bounds on the diving catch. Keenum hit Sanders again on a deep post route in the 4th quarter to set the Broncos up on the Steelers 5 yard line. He targeted Sanders again on the next play, but the receiver was pushed out at the 2 yard line. Phillip Lindsay scored a short touchdown run on the next play.
2018 Week 11 vs LAC (19 / 32 / 205 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Keenum was pressured by the San Diego defense all day, but never took a sack. He had a lethargic first half as the passing game barely tallied 50 yards. Keenum warmed up in the 2nd half with a few big completions to Sutton and Sanders. His longest completion of the day was a 39 yard gain on a post route to Sutton in the 3rd quarter. Keenum attempted to scramble for a 2 point conversion in the 3rd quarter but was stopped short. Keenum and the offense led a game winning drive with the Broncos down 22-20 in the 4th quarter with less than 2 minutes left in the game. Keenum really came to life on the final drive, completing passes of 30+ yards to Sanders and Sutton and sprinkling in a few short passes to his tight ends and running backs as he went 5 for 6 before the game winning field goal. Keenum spread the ball around pretty evenly on the day, targeting Sanders and Sutton 6 times each, and Lindsay and Heuerman 5 times apiece.
2018 Week 9 vs HOU (26 / 42 / 290 / 1 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Keenum had a pedestrian day against the Texans, who acquired receiver Demaryius Thomas just last week. In the absence of Thomas, Keenum gravitated to tight end Heuerman, who he peppered with 11 targets. Keenum loaded up a perfect deep ball that Courtland Sutton couldn't quite secure in the end zone late in the 1st quarter. Keenum found Heuerman for a touchdown in the 3rd quarter, threading the needle between two defenders on a perfectly timed comeback route that left his hand long before Heuerman ever turned around to look for the ball. Keenum led the offense on a final drive to win the game at the end of the 4th quarter, converting 4th and 1 with a short pass to Heuerman, then converting 4th and 8 with a beautiful ball to Emmanuel Sanders in the face of a heavy pass rush. Denver attempted the game winning field goal from 51 yards out, but McManus missed it wide right.
2018 Week 8 vs KC (23 / 34 / 262 / 2 / 1 pass, 1 / 9 / 0 rush)
Keenum faced heavy pressure from the Kansas City front 7, taking 5 sacks total for a loss of nearly 50 yards. LB Dee Ford in particular seemed to be all over Keenum nearly every play. Keenum extended an early 1st quarter play with a rollout and found Emmanuel Sanders 49 yards down the right sideline for his biggest completion of the day. He aired out a 50/50 ball to Sutton at the end of the 2nd quarter, and the rookie came down with it for a 42 yard gain down the left sideline. Keenum capped the 1st half with a touchdown pass to Tim Patrick with less than 10 seconds left until halftime. Patrick got behind the safety in a blown coverage by KC and Keenum hit him in the back corner of the end zone for a 24 yard score. Keenum also found tight end Jeff Heuerman for a short touchdown pass at the beginning of the 4th quarter. Keenum picked up a 9 yard gain with a nice scramble at the end of the 2nd quarter. Keenum lost a fumble on a 2nd quarter sack that resulted from him holding the ball much too long, fortunately center Matt Paradis was able to recover it. Keenum was not so fortunate in the 4th quarter, as linebacker Dee Ford slapped the ball from his hands and KC recovered. Keenum was intercepted while attempting a 4th quarter flea-flicker. Cornerback Kendall Fuller made an amazing effort to dive in front of Thomas's route for the ball.
2018 Week 7 vs ARI (14 / 21 / 161 / 1 / 1 pass, 4 / 4 / 0 rush)
Keenum wasn't asked to do much after the Broncos jumped out to an early lead thanks to Josh Rosen's turnover-happy performance. Emmanuel Sanders actually threw the Broncos first touchdown pass on an end-around trick play in the 1st quarter. Early in the 2nd quarter, Sanders got wide open behind the deep safety and Keenum found him for a 64 yard touchdown pass from a shotgun formation. Keenum nearly found Courtland Sutton in the end zone at the end of the 1st half, drawing a pass interference penalty that set the Broncos up on the 1 yard line right before Royce Freeman's 1 yard TD plunge. Patrick Peterson intercepted Keenum early in the 3rd quarter, following Emmanuel Sanders step for step as if he were running his route for him and plucking the ball from the air with a nifty over the shoulder catch.
2018 Week 6 vs LAR (25 / 41 / 322 / 2 / 1 pass, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)
Keenum's day started out rough. He had the ball slapped out of his hand by a defender on the opening drive, but managed to pick it back up and nearly throw an interception. After a three and out, the offense put together a nice drive at the end of the 1st quarter, with Keenum completing several passes to Lindsay and Sanders. Keenum appeared to find Sanders for a long touchdown, but the receiver was ruled down at the 1 yard line and then drew a taunting penalty that backed the offense up another 15 yards. Keenum took a big sack on 4th and 3 at the end of the 2nd quarter. A defender ripped the ball from his hands as he was tackled, but it wouldn't have mattered anyway as it was a turnover on downs. Keenum was evaluated for a concussion during halftime, but returned in the 3rd quarter. Keenum did have a few big chunk plays downfield, always to the left of the formation. He found Sanders for 43 yards down the left sideline in the 1st quarter, Thomas for 45 yards down the left sideline in the 3rd, and finally a big deep ball to Sutton down the left sideline late in the 4th quarter for 41 yard. Keenum found Emmanuel Sanders for his first touchdown in the 3rd quarter. Sanders lined up in the slot with two other receivers on the right side of the formation, and broke his defenders ankles with a nasty double move. Keenum found him and Sanders made an outstanding effort to extend the ball into the end zone after being hit around the 3 yard line. Keenum also found Thomas for one final score at the end of the game. A pass interference penalty set Denver up on the 1 yard line. Thomas lined up in the slot and took off for the back of the end zone, and Keenum hit him with a nice touch pass. Unfortunately, Denver was unable to recover the ensuing onside kick, sealing their 23-20 loss. Keenum was intercepted in the 3rd quarter while looking for TE Brian Parker up the seam. A defender tipped the short pass up into the air, while another made a diving catch for the pick. Keenum had one 6 yard scramble that converted on 3rd down in the 3rd quarter.
2018 Week 5 vs NYJ (35 / 51 / 377 / 2 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Keenum attempted a season-high 51 passes as Denver fell behind early and tried to catch up. He struggled for the most part as Denver's O-line couldn't protect him from New York's pass rush. Keenum was sacked 4 times and fumbled on 2 of those occasions. Keenum capitalized on a New York turnover and found Cortland Sutton for a 1st quarter touchdown, taking a shotgun snap in the Jets red zone and buying time with his feet until Sutton worked his way open in the back corner of the end zone for a diving catch. Keenum and the 2-minute offense had 3 chances at the end zone from the Jets 10 yard line late in the 2nd quarter, but he overthrew Heuerman and Sutton in the end zone and also missed Lindsay on a dump off pass. Keenum drove the offense down inside the Jets 10 in the 4th, and did an amazing job avoiding a sack on 4th and 3, but unfortunately couldn't connect with Sanders in the end zone, turning the ball over on downs. Keenum found Demaryius Thomas down the right sideline for a late touchdown in the 4th quarter. Thomas split out wide right and beat single coverage down the field, plucking the pass from the air off balance and staggering into the end zone for the score. Keenum's interception was no fault of his own, as he hit an open Sutton right in the hands at the end of the 4th quarter. The receiver unfortunately let the ball bounce off his hands and into the arms of a waiting defender, resulting in a turnover in the end zone. Keenum continues to favor Emmanuel Sanders with 14 targets heading Sanders' way in week 5.
2018 Week 4 vs KC (21 / 33 / 245 / 0 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Keenum struggled again as he did not find the end zone and was intercepted once. The Broncos were making big plays in the running game but abandoned it for the most part in the 2nd half, despite the score being close. Keenum took 4 sacks as he struggled to avoid pressure from the KC front 7. The pick in the 3rd quarter was tough, as he had dropped a beautiful pass into Heurman down the right sideline. Defender Eric Murray just made an outstanding play ripping the ball from Heuerman's hands as he fell to the turf. Keenum led the two minute offense to a field goal at the end of the 1st half. He got the chance again to lead the two minute offense again, down by 4 points at the end of the 4th quarter. He completed an outstanding sideline throw to Sanders to convert 4th and 11, then found Heuerman up the seam for a 36 yard gain, setting the Broncos up near the Kansas City red zone with 33 seconds left. Keenum had Thomas wide open down the right sideline for what would have been the game-winning touchdown, but he couldn't hit the receiver in stride. Keenum's biggest play of the day was a deep ball to Sutton down the right sideline that picked up 42 yards in the 2nd quarter. He narrowly missed connecting with Sutton twice in the end zone on deep balls, including a 3rd quarter pass that did draw a pass interference call and set the Broncos up at the Kansas City 5.
2018 Week 3 vs BAL (22 / 34 / 192 / 0 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Keenum struggled in the rain, short-arming several passes and also seeing several attempts batted down by defenders at the line of scrimmage. Denver capitalized on an blocked punt to score a rushing touchdown on their first offensive snap of the game. Emmanuel Sanders punched in a 35 yard rushing touchdown later in the 1st, and that was the last time the Broncos found paydirt. Keenum just couldn't push the ball downfield, consistently checking down to short pass options. Keenum's longest completions were a 22 yard pickup by Thomas and a 21 yard reception by Sutton. Keenum fumbled the ball on a sack late in the 2nd quarter on the same play that saw RB Lindsay thrown out for throwing a punch. Keenum was intercepted by Baltimore linebacker Onwuasor while looking for TE Heuerman late in the 4th quarter. The linebacker was tight in coverage and undercut the out route that Keenum threw.
2018 Week 2 vs OAK (19 / 35 / 222 / 0 / 1 pass, 3 / 16 / 1 rush)
Keenum had a rough start against the Raiders, totaling just 38 yards passing in the first half. He couldn't get on the same page with his receivers, with Demaryius Thomas struggling with some drops. Keenum looked for Jake Butt up the seam for a touchdown in the second, but he under threw the ball a bit and a defender managed to high point the ball for an interception right on the goal line. Keenum came out in the second half slinging, and managed to find Emmanuel Sanders for a couple of big gains to get the offense moving. Keenum narrowly missed connecting with Courtland Sutton on a touchdown in 3rd, but the receiver couldn't get both feet down cleanly in the end zone. Keenum picked up a 1st down with his feet in the 4th quarter, rolling out left on 3rd and 3 for an 8 yard gain. Keenum punched the ball in himself late in the 4th quarter. On 4th down from the Raiders 2 yard line, Keenum took the snap from the shotgun in a 5WR set and charged forward into the end zone. Keenum and the offense got the ball back on their own 20 yard line with just over 2 minutes left in the game, down by 2 points. Keenum connected with Sanders and Heuerman twice, as well as Jake Butt to move the Broncos down the field. Keenum found Tim Patrick with less than 20 seconds remaining in the game, setting up the game winning field goal on 4th down. Keenum was only sacked once.
2018 Week 1 vs SEA (25 / 39 / 329 / 3 / 3 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
It was an up and down performance for Keenum, who tossed three touchdowns as well as three interceptions. Keenum was picked off by Earl Thomas early in the contest. The safety was playing deep and jumped the pass as Keenum looked for Demaryius Thomas up the seam. Keenum was picked a second time late in the second quarter as the Broncos attempted to score with their two minute offense. The interception was mostly due to a fantastic diving effort by defender Bradley McDougald. Keenum's third interception was an ugly one, as he simply overthrew his receiver(Sanders) and hit defender McDougald right in the hands in the third quarter. Keenum's first touchdown was all Phillip Lindsay, as the back caught a short out route from the backfield and turned it up the sideline for a 29 yard score in the 1st quarter. Keenum found Emmanuel Sanders in the 2nd quarter for his second touchdown of the day on a play action. Sanders split wide left and ran a deep crossing route, losing his defender in the middle of the field where Keenum found him. The receiver turned on the jets and took the ball up the right sideline for a score. Keenum led a 75 yard scoring drive to take the lead in the 4th quarter. His short memory was apparent as he fearlessly stared down McDougald(who had already picked him twice) and threw a laser past the defender to connect with Demaryius Thomas for his third touchdown. The receiver made fantastic effort to catch the ball and touch both feet down as he fell out of bounds.
Latest NewsBroncos | Case Keenum available for fifth-rounder? (Thu Feb 14, 01:36 PM) - Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum could likely be obtained in a trade for a fifth-round draft pick, ESPN's Chris Mortensen said Thursday, Feb. 14. Keenum could be one of the top backups in the league, according to Motensen, and the Tennessee Titans would be an ideal landing spot. Our View: That should be enough to get the Broncos to trade away their former starter. Keenum failed as a starter with the Broncos but he could be a fine backup for some team in need of a veteran at that position.
link to story Broncos | Case Keenum could be traded (Wed Feb 13, 02:58 PM) - Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum is on the trading block in light of QB Joe Flacco being acquired. Our View: Good luck with that. We can't imagine the market being white hot for the veteran quarterback (although keep an eye out for Arizona). If a trade cannot be executed, Keenum will either take a big pay cut or just be released.
link to story Broncos | Case Keenum not fretting job status (Thu Feb 7, 12:07 PM) - Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum claims he isn't overly concerned about the rumors that the team is seeking to add another quarterback following Keenum's uneven first season as the team's starter. 'I follow a little bit of it. I take it for what it's worth,' Keenum said recently in an interview posted on the team's official website. 'It's not something that's affecting me and my preparation and how I'm ready to go as a football player and what my job is. It's not affecting my job. For me, I take more of what my coaches say and the meetings that we've had. I had a great meeting with John [Elway] at the end of the year and we've all got to be better. That's hands down what it comes down to. I was mad just like every other Broncos fan watching all these playoff games and us sitting at home. I feel the same way that we've all got to be better.' Our View: Keenum had better fret his status with the Broncos. After one disappointing season, the Broncos are ready to move on. Keenum is no lock to even be with the team when the regular season opens up. We expect the Broncos to explore all options for a starting quarterback, including trading for a veteran (Nick Foles, Joe Flacco) or selecting one in the first round of the 2019 NFL draft (reports indicate they love Mizzou's Drew Lock). Keenum won't have much time left as the team's starter.
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