It's only five weeks into the season but it's not too soon to critique performances so far. Bleacher Report detailed the most disappointing player for each NFL team. There were a few choices to pick from with Denver (defensive coordinator Joe Woods, head coach Vance Joseph, WR Demaryius Thomas and his numerous drops) but the focus is on QB Case Keenum. Here is how Bleacher Report settled on Keenum as the biggest disappointment:
Typically, the head coach takes the most heat after a team blows a double-digit lead and loses.
The Kansas City Chiefs completed a full comeback after trailing the Denver Broncos 23-13 in the fourth quarter in Week 4. Head coach Vance Joseph became the target of blame, but quarterback Case Keenum deserves scrutiny. He went three games without throwing a touchdown pass before tossing two against the Jets Sunday— one in garbage time.
The Broncos signed Keenum to a two-year, $36 million deal during the offseason, hoping to see more of the player who led the Minnesota Vikings to the NFC Championship Game last season. Instead, it seems like the journeyman version has re-emerged in Denver.
The Broncos have a high-end wide receiver trio featuring Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders and rookie Courtland Sutton. But they have four touchdown receptions combined. Keenum looks more like a backup signal-caller similar to Ryan Fitzpatrick best-suited for short stretches under center as opposed to a long-term starting role.