Skip to main content

Case Keenum will get the start vs. the L.A. Rams

Mike Zimmer confirmed his choice Wednesday.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Vikings fans will have to wait a little longer to see Teddy Bridgewater's return to the field.

Mike Zimmer confirmed Wednesday that following his strong performance against Washington Sunday, Case Keenum will keep his place as starting QB.

When asked how the deliberations were, Zimmer responded with typical curtness, saying: "Not difficult."

Keenum will be facing the team he left at the end of last season.

He was named the Rams' starting quarterback in 2016, playing in 10 games where he threw for 2,201 yards, 9 TDs and 11 interceptions.

He's coming off one of the best games by a quarterback this season, throwing 4 touchdowns as the Vikings won 38-30 in Washington. (Though his two interceptions helped the Redskins stay in the game.)

According to ESPN's QBR rankings, Keenum has two of the seven best games by a quarterback in 2017. His Redskins performance is No. 2 on the list, and his 369-yard, 3-touchdown game against Tampa Bay is No. 7. 

Sunday's performance saw Keenum named a finalist for the FedEx Air Player of the Week.

Next Up

Stillwater Prison

Investigation after inmate found dead in cell at Stillwater prison

Drug paraphernalia was found by officers inside the cell.

2 (3)

Focus is on family fitness at this year’s Twin Cities Marathon

Don’t miss out on the running, racing and all the fun things to do for the whole family

Screen Shot 2022-08-18 at 2.29.47 PM

Family's tributes to mother killed by partner in St. Paul murder-suicide

The 30-year-old was killed by her partner, who then killed himself.

FatalEaganCrashSceneAug18

Eagan man killed after crashing into traffic signal

The 30-year-old crashed into a traffic light early Wednesday morning.

Melvin Carter

What's in Mayor Melvin Carter's budget proposal?

Here's what the St. Paul mayor is putting his focus on for the upcoming year.

WCCO building

Digital, streaming employees at WCCO-TV vote to unionize

The 15 employees will join on-air talent and producers as members of the SAG-AFTRA union.

unnamed-3

Police arrest man suspected of sexual assault, weapons threat in Eagan

The investigation prompted a SWAT response in an Eagan neighborhood on Tuesday.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Tuesday, August 16

The latest reporting period averaged just under 1,300 new cases per day.

USATSI_12923669

Jason and Carly Zucker sell Edina home for $4.18M

The property was bought in 2020, months after Jason Zucker was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Related

It's not going well for Case Keenum in Denver

Broncos fans are unhappy with the former Vikings QB.

Report: Vikings signing QB Case Keenum

Case Keenum is Minnesota's new backup quarterback, according to a report.

Report: Vikings signing QB Case Keenum

Case Keenum is Minnesota's new backup quarterback, according to a report.

Report: First QB domino to fall is Case Keenum

No word on how much the Broncos will pay him.

Case Keenum will make another start for the Vikings

Case Keenum will get the nod at quarterback.

No respect: Reporter doesn't know Case Keenum's name

Just another day in the life of Case Keenum.

Case Keenum tells Denver about 'Minnesota Nice'

The guy never had to shovel his driveway in Minnesota.