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Vikings Won’t Use Franchise Tag This Offseason on QB Case Keenum

The Vikings are unlikely to use the franchise tag on contract-year quarterback Case Keenum according to Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Or on Sam Bradford, who is coming off another serious knee injury and is also in his contract year. Teddy Bridgewater still has one year left on his rookie contract. There is no doubt that the Vikings would like to bring Keenum back next season barring a catastrophic meltdown during the playoffs but there is no way GM Rick Spielman, who hasn’t used the franchise tag at all since 2011, is going to use it on a historically journeyman quarterback who is not guaranteed to be next season’s starter. The going rate for franchise-tag QBs next offseason is

Wherever Keenum ends up playing in 2018, he has earned himself considerably more than the $2 million salary he is playing on for the 2017 season. Keenum bet on himself with a one-year deal and won- bigly. And he has shown himself capable of being far more than a steady backup as long as he is in the right system. For the season Keenum is second-overall in completion percentage and may very possibly take the Vikings all the way to the Super Bowl.

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