Head coach Jeff Fisher confirmed Monday that Case Keenum enters the offseason as the St. Louis Rams ' starting quarterback, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
As a restricted free agent, Keenum is the only quarterback on the roster that will be subject to free agency in the coming months, with both Nick Foles and Sean Mannion signed through the end of the 2016 season, at the very least. Considering the preceding, Keenum will almost certainly return to the Rams, though a veteran addition or player selected in the NFL Draft could place his current status in question. In six outings in the recently-completed campaign, he was risk averse but far from explosive, completing 61 percent (76 of 125) of his passes for 828 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception.
Case Keenum completed 22 of 37 passes for 231 yards with no touchdowns in Sunday's 19-16 overtime loss at San Francisco.
Keenum was serviceable in the five starts he made during the second half of the season, although he wasn't really asked to do much, completing more than 14 passes just once. Nick Foles is clearly not the answer at QB for the St. Louis Rams , but that doesn't necessarily mean that Keenum is the solution either. Thus, it will be interesting to see what the team does in the offseason, but in all likelihood, they'll either acquire or draft another QB.
A week after a near flawless performance against Tampa Bay, Keenum wasn't asked to do much, as the
Case Keenum completed 14 of 17 passes for 234 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday's 31-23 win over the Buccaneers.
Both touchdowns came in the opening quarter, with Keenum first hitting Tavon Austin on a 17-yard screen pass, and then connecting with a wide-open Kenny Britt for a 60-yard score. Keenum also engineered touchdown drives in the second and third quarters, but he didn't have a single pass attempt in the final 18 minutes of the game. Although he'll likely have to throw far more often next week in Seattle, the inevitable nosedive in inefficiency will make it tough for Keenum to produce similar numbers. He does get a favorable matchup in Week 17 in San Francisco.
Sunday featured some uninspired play from Keenum, who was tasked to manage the game, limit turnovers and hand the ball off to St. Louis' lone star - Todd Gurley. Keenum, or whoever the
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