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|Keenum. A division champ at 29, he has moved beyond the phase of his career his old man described as, "Would you hurry up and fail so we can turn to someone else?" He's going to be a no-questions-asked first-stringer somewhere in 2018, and he's going to get paid. The exec who thought Keenum would get $20 million a year said he would still slightly prefer Cousins running his team, but all things being equal, he would take Keenum over Eli Manning if the New York Giants made their longtime starter available.
Until further notice, Keenum and the state of Minnesota are madly in love. Keenum and his wife, Kimberly, claim to have All-Pro neighbors. "Minnesota nice is a real thing," he said. Those neighbors have shoveled the couple's driveway and sidewalk to prevent the quarterback from potentially slipping on the ice. "Let's be honest," Kimberly said, "these Texans don't know what to do with all of this snow!"
The couple has similar support back home, where Keenum's former Wylie teammates get together to watch the quarterback who led them to a championship as teenagers. They say his humility makes it easy to root for him. They watch him escape when the Vikings' pocket collapses, and it takes them back to those Friday night lights in Texas when Keenum would escape the same way in Wylie colors. Sandifer used to joke that he ran a Monday Night Football offense -- whatever he saw and liked on MNF, that's what he put in for the next game. He was in the crowd for his first Vikings game when his former quarterback, now wearing lucky No. 7, ran a more sophisticated attack to beat Cincinnati and clinch the Mike Mitchell Jersey NFC North.
It's a hell of a story with a credible chance to get much better. Can Keenum become the next Kurt Warner, another undrafted star to win it all? Can he actually become the first Super Bowl champ crowned in his http://www.officialtigersproshop.com/WOMENS-IAN-KINSLER-JERSEY.html team's own building?
Even if that fairy tale ends on the first Sunday in February, in Super Bowl LII, before Keenum potentially leaves to play for another team. It's hard to believe this blissful marriage of player and market will be reduced to a one-and-done by money, but the NFL is a business, and oftentimes a cold one.
Keenum wants to win a title now, and worry about his future employment later. He said the Vikings are "confident [they] can beat everybody," and there isn't a man in his locker room who would argue that the quarterback hasn't inspired that faith. He arrived in Minnesota with http://www.raidersnflofficialproshop.com/YOUTH+EDDIE+VANDERDOES+JERSEY a losing record and a losing contract, and he made a head-first dive into a brand-new day. Anything can happen in the playoffs, and nothing is guaranteed in Minneapolis -- or in free agency. But you can take this to the U.S. Bank: If the Vikings fail, it won't be because their quarterback was afraid to succeed.
The general consensus has USCís Sam Darnold and UCLAís Josh Rosen as the top prospects. Louisvilleís Lamar Jackson and Oklahomaís Baker Mayfield lurk in the background as legitimate options if the Browns take a quarterback with the fourth pick instead of the first. Wyomingís Josh Allen is a wild card who will join Mayfield at the Senior Bowl, which will be closely scouted by the Browns. CBSSports.com, though, does not have any of them as its top-rated quarterback. Its top-rated quarterback: Mason Rudolph of Oklahoma State. Heís 6-foot-5 and 230 pounds, and he threw for 12,765 yards, 86 touchdowns and 22 interceptions in his three seasons as a starter. CBSSports gives him the draftís highest ranking; some consider him a second-round pick. Rudolph will have a great chance to help his standing at the Senior Bowl.
Itís an interesting ranking, especially given that Oklahoma State quarterbacks Anthony Munoz Authentic Jersey havenít exactly set the NFL world on fire. CBS has Darnold as the 22nd-best player and Rosen at No. 17. ESPN Insiderís Scouts Inc. has Darnold as the No. 3 overall player and Rosen at No. 1. Rudolph is the sixth-ranked quarterback and 53rd-ranked player. Thatís quite a variation.
Itís next to impossible to see the Browns trading out of the first overall pick and extremely difficult to see them trading out of the fourth pick. A team that has a history of trading down and failing to select receiver Julio Jones and quarterbacks Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson -- a team that now has some hardcore football folks running the front office -- probably wonít deal again. However, itís not tough to think that teams might make a move to trade up. One team to keep in mind that will look to find a quarterback: the Buffalo Bills, who have two picks in the first and second rounds if they want to trade up to the fourth spot.
Another possible trade could involve the first overall pick. It could only happen one way, though: If the Browns know the New York Giants prefer the quarterback they do not want, they could trade down a spot, get an extra pick or picks and still draft the quarterback they want. For instance, if it is evident the Giants want Rosen and the Browns like Darnold, a trade down one spot would give the Browns extra picks and allow the Giants to get their guy and the Browns to get theirs.
There will be increasing chatter as the draft approaches that the Browns should take running back Saquon Barkley or another position player with the first pick. There will be questions about whether Darnold or Rosen, or whoever, is more worthy of the fourth pick than the first. This might be 100 percent true when it comes to evaluations, but it doesnít hold water when the importance of the quarterback position is factored into the equation. Two years ago, the word on Jared Goff and Wentz was that neither was worth a top-two pick, and perhaps not even a top-10 pick. They went 1-2. Last year, the word was that none of the quarterbacks were ready to play or worth a high pick. Three of them went in Roosevelt Nix Jersey the top 12: wholesale nba jerseys wholesale jerseys china wholesale nhl jerseys mlb jerseys cheap cheap jerseys