Buffalo Bills: Case Keenum remains an option this offseason

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The Buffalo Bills are in the market for quarterbacks and Case Keenum appears to be headed toward hitting the open market.

All options are on the table for the Buffalo Bills this offseason when it comes to the quarterback position. The simple choice is to keep Tyrod Taylor and give him one more year, but that doesn’t seem likely given the talent available.

Case Keenum is one of the big names in this year’s free agent class, but there was always the possibility of the Minnesota Vikings slapping him with the franchise tag.

Not anymore.

This news makes sense given rising quarterback salaries and the fact the Vikings may not even want to retain Keenum for another year. He played well, but Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Bradford could come back for cheaper, or the team could bring someone else in. Like the Bills, the Vikings have countless options.

Keenum is not the sexy signing, but he would be perfect to come in and play in front of a rookie quarterback. He is a veteran that did enough to lead his team to the NFC Championship Game, even if a little bit of luck was involved. He finished the year with 22 touchdown passes and only seven interceptions in 14 starts.

Some Bills fans may see him as a lateral move from Taylor, and that is a fair assumption. However, Keenum is a solid option if the Bills are absolutely getting rid of Taylor. So it is up to the coaching staff and front office to decide if such a move would make the team much better than it was a year ago.

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The Bills have time right now to consider all the options, but other teams may move fast to sign players like Keenum once the new league year begins. Let’s just hope the Bills don’t wait too long and miss their shot.