The Facts: Following up on the ongoing story. ... After one season as the starter, Keenum said he was "definitely shocked" and "disappointed" that the team has the framework of a trade in place with the Ravens to acquire Joe Flacco.
Diehards Line:The Broncos signed Keenum to a two-year, $36 million deal last March to be their starting quarterback. Denver then went 6-10 in 2018, which led to head coach Vance Joseph's dismissal and Vic Fangio being hired. The proposed trade for Flacco was Denver's first significant roster move of the offseason. "[Broncos general manager John] Elway called me that morning and we had a great conversation, which he didn't have to do, and I appreciated that," Keenum said. "I was definitely shocked. It was a surprise for us and ... I think probably for the first day or so that's kind of what it was. You know, for us, we're definitely disappointed. It's not something we wanted to happen. ...' Behind a battered offensive line -- three starters were placed on injured reserve -- Keenum was inconsistent, as was the Broncos' offense as a whole. He finished with 3,890 passing yards and 18 touchdowns. He threw 15 interceptions, tied for the second most in the league. Keenum finished among the bottom 10 in the NFL in total QBR. The Broncos will try to shop Keenum in a trade in the coming weeks, but team sources have told ESPN keeping Keenum as a backup or releasing him are also options.