The Facts: The Browns reached agreement with Keenum on a three-year, $18 million deal that includes $10 million guaranteed, a source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Diehards Line:Keenum will be reunited with his former Vikings quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski soon. According to Cleveland Plain Dealer staffer Mary Kay Cabot, they’re seeking a new vibe in their quarterback room, and Keenum would be the ideal backup for Baker Mayfield. With Stefanski as his QB coach in 2017, Keenum, 32, guided the Vikings to an 11-3 mark and a victory over the Saints in the divisional round before a loss to Philadelphia in the NFC Championship Game. Keenum has thrown for 14,368 yards with 75 touchdowns and 47 interceptions with a career passer rating of 85.3. He’d provide Mayfield with an experienced backup who could help implement Stefanski’s system. With Stefanski as his coach, Keenum completed 67.6 percent of his passes and earned a 98.3 passer rating. He threw 22 touchdowns and only seven interceptions. Keenum recorded eight games with a 100-plus passer rating to tie for second-most in team history in a season and tied a team record with 10 games without an interception.