Minnesota fans will always have fond memories of Case Keenum after the former backup QB led the Vikings to the NFC Championship last year.
But things are not going well for him at his new job in Denver, where he was signed to be the Broncos' starting QB after his banner year in Minnesota.
While it will vindicate the decision made by the Vikings to splurge $84 million on Kirk Cousins for a 3-year contract, it's sad to see Keenum getting so much grief from Denver fans.
This past Sunday, Keenum was booed by Broncos fans as they fell behind against the NFL-leading Rams, before a second half recovery made the score a more respectable 23-20.
The recovery wasn't enough to dampen fans' ire towards Case, and towards the end of the first half, while Keenum was getting evaluated for a concussion, fans even cheered backup QB Chad Kelly when he came on to take a knee.
"Yeah, I heard it," Keenum said afterwards of the boos. "It’s not the first time the crowd has been unhappy with what’s going on. They should be pissed. I’m pissed."
Despite throwing for 322 yards, two TDs and a pick on Sunday, it was moments like this that got the crowd angry.
With the Broncos 2-4, fans have been calling for them to start the untested rookie Kelly.
It prompted coach Vance Joseph to stick up for Keenum during the post-game conference Sunday, saying: "Case is our quarterback. He did some good things today. It wasn’t obviously perfect but he moved the ball . . . . We all can play better."
But there are some suggestions that Keenum's future as a starter for Denver will depend on his performance on Thursday Night Football, when the Broncos take on the Cardinals.