By Nick Shook
Around The NFL Writer
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Saturday brought us another small plate of NFL preseason action, with three new quarterbacks to watch, including Minnesota’s Kirk Cousins, Denver’s Case Keenum and Arizona’s Josh Rosen (and Sam Bradford, too, we guess).
Here’s what we learned from Saturday’s Week 1 preseason games:
The fate of the Broncos, like many teams, will begin and end with the performance of their offensive line.
That much was evident in a short preseason debut for quarterback Case Keenum, a star for a very successful 2017 Minnesota Vikings team who saw a bunch of familiar faces lining up against him on Saturday. His new teammates didn’t do the greatest job of giving him time to throw.
Lulls in between plays not included, you could watch Keenum’s entire performance in the same amount of time it would take you to heat up that low-calorie frozen dinner (don’t forget to cut a vent in the plastic and stir the contents!). Keenum opened the drive with a quick out to Demaryius Thomas, who made Vikings linebacker Ben Gedeon miss before picking up the majority of his 5-yard gain. A false start on the next play erased that gain and forced Keenum into a third-and-7, which resulted in an incomplete pass intended for Courtland Sutton and a punt. Continue reading