At some point the first-place Minnesota Vikings might just want to bite the bullet and name Case Keenum the team’s starter for the remainder of the season.
Obviously, head coach Mike Zimmer and Co. are not at that point. In discussing his team’s quarterbak situation while the Vikes themselves are in the midst of a seven-game winning streak, Zimmer noted that it will continue to be a week-to-week thing.
#Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says he’ll keep going week to week with QB. On Case Keenum: “I’m not looking to pull him, but every week’s a different week in this league.”
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 29, 2017
Keenum has led the Vikings to a win in each of his past six starts. During that span, the veteran journeyman is completing 67 percent of his passes for nearly 1,600 yards with a 95.4 quarterback rating. The Vikings are averaging a robust 28.7 points in those six games.
There are some who want to see Teddy Bridgewater complete his unlikely return to the football field. That makes sense. But the Vikings find themselves at 9-2 on the season and in contention for a No. 1 seed in the NFC. Why mess with a good thing?
Keenum has earned the right to be named the team’s starter for the remainder of the season. Period.