At 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning, the Denver Broncos started their 2018 training camp. After going 5-11 and placing last in the AFC West in 2017 under then first year head coach Vance Joseph, there have been significant changes to the team.
The biggest one being adding former Vikings quarterback Case Keenum to the roster. Joseph said that he is already 'the guy' and is leading the team quite well even though he is new.
"He feels comfortable in this leadership position," Joseph said. "He is the guy, so he can take the reigns and help the young guys and help the older guys also. That's the beauty of having him in place as a starter."
Keenum led Minnesota to the NFC championship game last season and has fought his entire career to try to make it as far in the post season as he can.
"I've taken everything from my past and I'm applying it now," Keenum said. "I think everything I have been through, all the adversity, it's made me who I am."
Keenum put up very impressive numbers in 2017, with 22 touchdowns, seven interceptions he had a completion percentage of 67.6 and threw for a career best 3,547 yards.
Now entering his seventh season and being with his third team, his experience is enough for other players to respect his game.
Day 1 Notes:
- No pads, just helmets today
- Rookie LB Bradley Chubb had a interception during 11-on-11 drills
- Case Keenum threw and completed a lot of passes to Emmanuel Sanders
- Paxon Lynch was deflected and intercepted during 11-on-11
- Safety Will Parks banged up after deflecting a deep Paxton Lynch pass
- Rookie RB Royce Freeman sharing first team reps with Devontae Booker
- Rookies Phillip Lindsay, Sam Jones, and Bradley Chubb saw time with the second team
- Peyton Manning was at camp just as a spectator
Next Practice: Sunday July 29, 2018