Case Keenum has signed with the Denver Broncos. The Broncos take themselves out of the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes with this move. To be honest, I'm a little shocked. I know Keenum is coming off a stellar year in which he put together a season that no one ever thought he was capable of. What are the odds that he can duplicate that same success in Denver, though. New offense, new coaching staff, worse offensive weapons, and a defense that isn't as talented. He saw an opportunity to be a starter and took it, but what the hell was John Elway thinking. Is Case Keenum really that much better than Paxton Lynch or Trevor Siemian, maybe a little bit, although he's not going to win Denver the AFC West. The Broncos needed a QB and they got one, problem is he just isn't very good. This also means that the Vikings are basically fucked if Kirk Cousins decides to sign elsewhere since they have no backup option anymore.
Allen Robinson has signed with the Bears. The contract is a 3 year deal worth up to $42 million. Robinson was the Jaguars #1 receiver in 2015 and 2016 posting very good numbers with a not very good QB. Coming off an ACL injury is tough and you're never quite sure if the player can be the same again. That's why I find it a little strange that the Jags let him walk so easily. They had maybe the worst wide receiving core in football besides the Bears and they don't want to bring back their best guy. That's definitley something to question. Anyways, the Bears dramatically improved their receiving core with this move. Now they'll have Cam Meredith, Allen Robinson, and Kevin White if can stay on the field. A huge upgrade over Kendall Wright and the rest of the no names that played wide receiver for the Bears last season. Mitch Trubisky, the pressure is on. Now you have no excuse to suck ass.
Sammy Watkins signed with the Chiefs on a 3 year $48 million deal. At first I saw this and thought the chiefs overpaid Watkins immensely. Then I saw that Watkins was only 24 years old, don't know how that's even possible since he's been in the league 4 years, which means this kid still has time to become the receiver we all thought he'd be out of Clemson. The Chiefs also don't have to pay a big QB contract since Pat Mahomes is on a rookie deal and will be for the next 3 seasons. That means they have a lot of money to spend elsewhere and why not use that money to help make Mahomes life a lot easier. Now, the Chiefs have Ty Hill, Travis Kelce, Kareem Hunt, and Sammy Watkins, that's what I call an explosive offense. Chiefs are clearly switching their identity from a defensive minded team to an offensive minded team and I kind of love it. Look for the Chiefs offense to put up lots of yards and points this season as they compete in a tough AFC West.