This week the Denver Broncos welcome a potential franchise quarterback and the Denver Nuggets are hoping to squeeze into the post-season
The Denver Broncos finalized the deal that brings Viking quarterback (QB) Case Keenum to the Mile High. While some have their reservations about Keenum his 2017-18 season with the Minnesota Vikings was a memorable one, where he led Minnesota into the playoffs. Keenum recorded a 67 percent completion rating with only one quarterback faring better in completion percentages for last season. Keenum ended the season with 22 touchdowns and 7 interceptions, numbers far better than the Broncos starting QB Trevor Siemian who had 12 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
Despite the Broncos pushing hard for Keenum in free-agency, critics still believe Denver is in the market for a quarterback in the draft, and with the Jets trading up for a chance to draft their next franchise QB the Broncos were placed in a very precarious situation. Draft scenarios have the Broncos drafting either UCLA’s Josh Rosen or Wyoming’s Josh Allen. Now that the Jets have moved into the number three slot in the draft, it’s likely that they will draft Josh Rosen leaving Denver with the option of drafting Josh Allen or quite possibly, Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield.
Of course, since the Broncos have picked up Keenum in free-agency it’s anyones guess who the Broncos will draft come April 26th. While speculation continues to mount regarding the QB situation in the Mile High the Broncos quietly come to terms with defensive players keeping the No-Fly Zone, for the most part, in tact.
In other sports the Denver Nuggets are still hopefull despite losing to the Memphis Grizzlies Saturday night in Memphis. Memphis kicked off a seven-day road trip which includes trips to Miami, Chicago and Washington this week. The Nuggets are in a fierce battle for the number eight seed and with losses to the L.A. Lakers last week and to Memphis on Saturday the Nuggets fell out of the number eight spot behind the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Luckily for the Nuggets, they have the Timberwolves for two more games splitting a home and away game over the next few weeks. The team that has actually pushed the Nuggets out of the picture is the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs are currently riding a three-game winning streak with wins over the Orlando Magic, New Orleans Pelicans, and the Timberwolves. However at the time of this writing the Golden State Warriors are hopeful to put an end to their streak.