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It was reported last week that the Minnesota Vikings were going to sign former St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams quarterback Case Keenum to a one-year contract; Monday, Keenum and the Vikings made it official.
Keenum said Tuesday, in speaking with the Minneapolis media via conference call, that signing a one-year deal was what made the most sense for him and his family, adding that he has heard a lot of good things about Minnesota and the Vikings organization and he's excited to get started.
The signing of Keenum brought about more questions than were probably necessary but the obvious question was: What does the signing of Keenum mean for Bridgewater's career or his tenure with the Vikings? Right now, it means nothing other than Keenum will come in and provide insurance to Minnesota should Bridgewater not be healthy come the start of the 2017-18 season.
While the Vikings have not given Keenum any indication as to what his role will be with the team yet, the sixth year quarterback says he is going to come in and compete while doing what he can to make the team better.
"I'm ready to come in and compete," Keenum said. "I'm going to learn the offense as quickly as I can and just try to focus on making this team better...My personal goal for any team that I'm with is to make that team better."
Keenum has found small amounts of success in the NFL as a starter despite boasting a career record of 9-15, and while it is unlikely that Keenum will unseat Sam Bradford from the starting role, should the former Ram be called into action, he has a fair amount of experience to be successful.