Case Keenum stated he was surprised to listen to that the Broncos signed Joe Flacco.
Keenum, who served because the Broncos’ starter final season, stated staff basic supervisor John Elway known as him in regards to the information, nevertheless it added a giant query mark to his future with Denver.
“Elway known as me that morning and we had an incredible dialog, which he didn’t should do, and I appreciated that,” Keenum stated on the Sports Spectrum Podcast. “I used to be undoubtedly shocked, it was a shock for us and I believe most likely for the primary day or in order that’s form of what it was.
“However for us, we’re undoubtedly dissatisfied, it’s not one thing we wished to occur. I do know that everyone’s doing their job and John looks like that was an opportunity for him to assist the Broncos out.”
The frustration comes from Keenum seemingly being launched. Final March the Broncos signed Keenum to a two-year, $36 million contract after seeing his success with the Vikings, which implies the Broncos will owe Keenum an $18 base wage if he stays on the staff.
That seemingly will not be value it for the Broncos to maintain that costly of a backup quarterback. In consequence, the Broncos must pay Keenum $7 million, despite the fact that he is not on the roster.
“My time with the Broncos has been actually particular,” Keenum stated. “I’ve loved each second of it. I’ve been so proud to stroll into that constructing … to symbolize the Broncos as their quarterback. … It was an honor.”
The choice to snag Flacco got here after the Bronco’s season ended with a 6-10 document and noticed the firing of coach Vance Joseph, then the hiring of Vic Fangio.
“You recognize, actually, it is actually open-ended proper now,” Keenum stated when requested about his future. “We do not know what is going on to occur. There’s nonetheless loads up within the air; that is very recent. So lots of these feelings that we’re speaking about are nonetheless form of happening, nonetheless taking place. So who is aware of what is going on to be in retailer. I do not for certain; God does. However we’ll be prepared for no matter God has in retailer for us subsequent.”
The staff is not allowed to announce Flacco’s signing till the NFL new 12 months on March 13.
Keenum, 31, began in all 16 video games for Denver final season. He threw for 3,890 yards, 18 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.