3) Case Keenum, quarterback, Los Angeles Rams
Case Keenum’s time with the Los Angeles Rams fizzled out in 2016. While then-head coach Jeff Fisher committed to Keenum and let first round quarterback Jared Goff ride the bench, Keenum didn’t do enough to warrant holding on to the job.
Just 7-7 as a starter in two seasons with the Rams, Keenum posted a 79.5 quarterback rating over that span. He completed 60.9 percent of his passes last season and threw nine touchdowns to 11 interceptions.
To say Keenum would be an uninspired addition to the Jacksonville Jaguars would be warranted. Nobody expects Keenum to come in and be any better than Blake Bortles, especially given his performances last season, which included a four-interception game against the New York Giants.
Yet Keenum does have the physical tools to be a successful NFL quarterback. Still relatively young at age 29, Keenum can be molded into a serviceable starter if needed. This may be especially true if he is given better receiving weapons than he has had to work with while with the Rams. The Jags offer those weapons in the form of receivers Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns, Marqise Lee, and tight end Julius Thomas.
Keenum’s potential may not be inspiring, but in the right spot it may be interesting to see what he can do. The Jags brass would have to think it would work better than what Henne could contribute, but Keenum’s addition wouldn’t be shocking if the calculus comes out in his favor.