Case Keenum Proves Why He Belongs In The NFL After Leading Cleveland Browns To Victory

Published 10/22/2021, 7:45 AM EDT
Oct 21, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) bumps fist with quarterback Case Keenum (5) during the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports


Week 7 has already started bringing in more opportunities for players, like Cleveland Browns backup QB Case Keenum. Baker Mayfield was warming the bench after sustaining a shoulder injury during his week 6 loss against the undefeated Arizona Cardinals. In stepped one of the best journeymen in the NFL.

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It was time for Case to shine, which he successfully did after sealing a much-needed win against Denver Broncos. His composed and confident spell led the Browns to a 17-14 victory, resulting in a 4-3 stance in the league.

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Case Keenum helped Cleveland Browns seal a W

“Case fought like he always does,” said Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski. “I thought he orchestrated the operation. He took care of the football and that was a huge play in the end zone there on fourth down. Just to make a play, fighting for extra yardage, but he did a great job fighting.”

Keenum made sure that his presence was well accounted for, as he wanted to prove that his worth in the league exceeds that of being just a backup. His fourth-down scramble in the third quarter of the game proved just that.

“As I went to my checkdown, just felt a pretty big opening there and tried to score,” Keenum said of the fourth-down play. “Not really any thinking, just reacting at that point.”

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Keenum feels confident

Keenum was very grateful to the defense for containing the Broncos and limiting them to just 14 points in the game. “Defense played really, really well,” Keenum said. “To hold those guys to what they did in some pretty clutch moments was big.”

Keenum feels confident in his approach, and that is a sign of a quality player. “I felt calm and poised,” Keenum said. “It was a great first drive there. Kevin put together a great first 15 and the offensive line did a great job.”

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“It feels pretty good,” Keenum added. “It was a lot of fun tonight. We have a great group of guys and they fought their tails off.”

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Although with bleak chances of Mayfield returning against the Steelers next week, Keenum has to deliver back-to-back wins to pose a winning reputation of himself with the franchise.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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