Baker Mayfield is still the Cleveland Browns' starting quarterback, but the third-year signal-caller now has a new backup.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Browns have agreed to a three-year deal with veteran Case Keenum. Per Schefter, the deal is worth $18 million, $10 million of which is guaranteed.
It doesn't come as a surprise that the Browns would be willing to invest in their quarterback depth chart given the lack of experience behind Mayfield, who struggled in his second season after a record-setting rookie year. Furthermore, Keenum is no stranger to new Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski, who coached the Houston product during his time with the Minnesota Vikings during the 2017 season.
In 14 starts with Minnesota, Keenum helped lead the Vikings to an 11-3 record, completing 67.6 percent of his passes for 3,547 yards, 22 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. In the two years since, the 32-year-old has spent time with the Denver Broncos (2018) and Washington Redskins (2019).
Appearing in 10 games (including eight starts) with Washington last season, Keenum completed 64.8 percent of his passes for 1,707 yards, 11 touchdowns and 5 interceptions.
Considered one of the top veteran backup options on the free-agent market, Keenum marked the third significant signing made by the Browns since the start of the NFL's "legal tampering" period on Monday. In addition to Keenum, Cleveland has reportedly agreed to terms with tight end Austin Hooper and offensive tackle Jack Conklin.
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