From third string to north star: the unlikely rise of the Vikings’ Case Keenum

An undrafted quarterback who spent years bouncing around the NFL has the Vikings within touching distance of a first Super Bowl appearance in 41 years

Pop quiz: which NFL player finished second to Carson Wentz in total quarterback rating during the regular season? Tom Brady? Nope, he was third. Dak Prescott? Guess again, he was fourth. Matt Ryan? Uh-uh, only fifth. Then it must be Drew Brees or Russell Wilson, right? Not even close. They were ninth and 10th.

OK, to all those in Minnesota with their hands up, the answer is, of course, Casey Austin Keenum, signal-caller for the Vikings in 15 of their 16 games this season. Yes, the same Case Keenum who had already bounced around three teams in five years before arriving in Minneapolis as the epitome of a journeyman last March.

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