Browns have interest in signing free agent QB Case Keenum

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The Cleveland Browns could be in the market for a backup quarterback this offseason. Baker Mayfield is the clear-cut starter, but they may be interested in a veteran backup who could step in and play if needed.

According to a report from Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, the Browns have interest in signing Redskins’ impending free agent quarterback Case Keenum this offseason.

Keenum would be an intriguing target for the Browns this offseason. While he has never been able to step up and be a full-time starting quarterback, he has shown flashes when called upon. Just a couple short years ago, Keenum led the Minnesota Vikings to the NFC Championship Game.

Last season with the Redskins in 10 games played, Keenum ended up completing 64.8 percent of his pass attempts for 1,707 yards, 11 touchdowns, and five interceptions. Those numbers aren’t too shabby.

The Browns simply needs to focus on making sure that they have solid depth under center. If Mayfield continues struggling in 2020, Keenum could have an opportunity. New head coach Kevin Stefanski is going to have a no-nonsense approach to things.

It will be interesting to see what the market is for Keenum. He isn’t going to get a starting job again, but he is the type of quality backup that contenders need to have on their roster.

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