Vikings QB Keenum to sign with Broncos

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Kirk Cousins isn't the only name dominating National Football League headlines on Tuesday and although the Denver Broncos look to have missed out in the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes-despite reports to the effect they weren't 100 percent committed in the free agent signal-caller-it doesn't mean they'll remain quiet.

The Vikings, who were subsequently blown out at Philadelphia in the conference championship, chose to let all three of their QBs - Keenum, Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater - test free agency.

Keenum has been allowed to hit the open market by the Vikings despite leading them to the NFC championship game last season.

Keenum completed more than two-thirds of his passes and finished the season with 3,547 passing yards, 22 touchdowns and only seven interceptions.

The departure of Keenum leaves the Vikings in the middle of the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes with the Jets and Cardinals also battling for his services.

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Keenum worked with former Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak, now a senior personnel advisor in Denver's front office, with the Houston Texans from 2012-13 having joined as an undrafted free agent.

The 30-year-old will look to help steer the Broncos to a bounce-back season after they went 5-11 in 2017.

According to James Palmer of NFL Network, Denver has picked up the option for wide receiver Demaryius Thomas.

Despite his swings and misses at QB before, Elway said, "Believe me, I'm not done swinging and missing". We just have to figure out a way to get it right.

"I still think we're not too far away", Elway said at the combine. We didn't play well there a year ago. "Obviously, we have to get better at that position". There were some things that we should have done differently that we didn't do.