We don’t hear much from CK4.
He’s not that big personality like teammate Von Miller. We do get to hear from him in-depth in the form of his newly released book: Playing for More. I’m not now and will never be a person that gives automatic “good person” status to those that profess their faith so publicly.
In Keenum’s case, he talks about how his faith keeps him grounded. The phrase he uses is that he is a ‘Chrisitan man that happens to play football’. Perhaps it’s that attitude that allowed Keenum to survive the unbelievable pressure that comes with being the Denver Broncos quarterback. Particularly when things have been shaky form a performance standpoint.
People derive strength from different sources, no matter the driver, Keenum has found his groove and the entire team has come along with him.
That leadership is key on a very young offensive team with a makeshift line and rookies at all of the skill positions. It’s no wonder Keenum has such a great rapport with Emmanuel Sanders. The two veterans have done a fantastic job of keeping the offense afloat enough to survive the 3-6 record, survive all the slings-and-arrows.
The Broncos most likely are not going to make the playoffs but that really isn’t the measuring stick for a team that posted a 5-11 record last year. The coach has grown, the GM has put one of the better rookie classes in NFL history on the field. The team has won that elusive division road game. They’ve won two consecutive games against teams on extended winning streaks. A third game, against the Texans on a 5-game streak was lost by two on a missed field goal.
The ship has been righted. Maybe not in time for success this season but definitely in time for us to feel like this is a team on the rise and not decline.
For most of us, that’s enough and Case Keenum deserves the lion’s share of the credit for that.