Case Keenum’s season didn’t end exactly as he wanted, but he still has a lot to be proud of. He set career highs in games (15), attempts (481) completions (325), yards (3,547), yards per attempt (7.37) and touchdowns (22), and led the Vikings to within one game of the Super Bowl.
What did the soon-to-be 30-year-old show the league this season?
“He showed the league that he can play, that he can perform at a high level,” Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs said on Reiter Than You. “A lot of people before he got here was really counting him out, so it was exciting for me to see him not only ball but ball at a high level and show that excitement and really enjoy the moment. I was just happy to be a part of that with him.”
Keenum, though, is not guaranteed the starting job next season, especially with Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Bradford on the mend. Ultimately, who will start for Minnesota?
“I don’t know,” Diggs said. “It’s kind of a good spot to be in having three good quarterbacks. I have 100 percent faith in whoever they put back there, but we have a unique situation where we have a lot of talent. Some (teams) don’t have any talent and they’re trying to find some. We have a lot. I trust whoever they put back there and the position they put us in.”
Diggs, 24, had another solid season for Minnesota, posting 64 catches for 849 and a career-high eight touchdowns. He knows that Keenum, Bridgewater, and Bradford won’t all be in Minnesota in 2018, but he knows all of them will have opportunities to start.
“The guy that we do get is the only thing that matters,” Diggs said, “but the guys that we don’t, another team is going to be blessed to have them. One, they’re fighters, and two, they can ball. It’s going to be a blessing.”