The Cleveland Browns have already ruled out Baker Mayfield for this Thursday night’s clash with the Denver Broncos, opening the door for Case Keenum to make his first start since the 2019 season.
Keenum, who signed a three-year, $18 million contract with the Browns in 2020, has plenty of experience as a starting quarterback in the NFL. That’s why he’s not nervous about this Thursday’s game.
Speaking to the media on Wednesday, Keenum had a message for anyone doubting what he can do under center for the Browns.
“I’m built for this,” Keenum told reporters. “I’ve done this my whole career. To not knowing if I’m going to start to introducing myself to players before the play starts type of stuff. I’m ready to take advantage of it.”
Case Keenum: "I'm built for this. I've done this my whole career. To not knowing if I'm going to start…to introducing myself to players before the play starts type of stuff.
"I'm ready to take advantage of it."
— Zac Jackson (@AkronJackson) October 20, 2021
In 2017, Keenum had 3,547 passing yards, 22 touchdown passes and seven interceptions. He ultimately led the Minnesota Vikings to the NFC Championship Game that season.
Following that magical season in Minnesota, Keenum had brief stints with Denver and Washington. Now, he’ll get to show what he can do in Cleveland.
Unfortunately for Keenum, he won’t have Nick Chubb or Kareem Hunt by his side against the Broncos this Thursday.
Kickoff for the Broncos-Browns game is at 8:20 p.m. ET on FOX and NFL Network.