With the window for teams in the NFL to use their Franchise Tag on players wide open as of last week, news has dropped this morning that the Vikings are not expected to use the franchise tag for 2018 on quarterback Case Keenum.
Now this doesn't necessarily mean that the Vikings do not want Keenum back for the 2018 season. They could want him but not at the $23-$24 million dollar range that a franchised QB would pull. It could also mean that their plans are lower cost, longer-term, but if that were the case they could tag him now and open a negotiating window.
What it does mean though, is that on March 14th Case Keenum will become a free agent and if the Vikings desire his services they're going to have to compete with a handful of other teams and his value will likely rise.
So, do you think this means that it's less likely that Case Keenum will be back in Vikings purple for the 2018 season?