Here's the truth. There is nobody on the beat closer to the Denver Broncos than 9NEWS' Mike Klis. Following the Los Angeles Rams mega-karmic-payback trade with the Tennessee Titans for the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, a certain QB in Tinsel Town might suddenly come available on the trading block.
If he does, Klis thinks the Broncos will have interest.
Case Keenum went undrafted out of the University of Houston in 2012, despite setting the NCAA football record book on fire. However, Gary Kubiak, then coach of the Houston Texans, signed Keenum as a priority free agent.
Keenum competed in training camp and earned a spot on Houston's practice squad, where he played out the entire season. Then, in 2013, Kubiak's final season in Houston, Keenum got his shot.
He played well in his first career start vs. Kansas City, despite barely losing the game. Keenum is a quintessential pocket passer. And he has the athleticism to excel in Kubiak's West Coast Offense variant.
Keenum began his career 0-8 as a starter, but has since gone 5-2 in his last seven starts. With weapons around him, he can excel in the NFL.
If the Rams' were willing to trade Keenum, trust in John Elway to find a way to acquire him, without giving up the farm. Sources say the Broncos had interest in Keenum early in the offseason, but L.A.'s first-round restricted free agent tender was too rich for their blood.
They'll want four QBs on the roster when they hit OTAs. Whether the extra two come via the NFL Draft or in a veteran remains to be seen. The ties to Kubiak, it must be said, make a Keenum-to-Denver move more than plausible, provided L.A. wants to trade him.
Chad Jensen is the Publisher of Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @ChadNJensen.
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