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Vikings bring in former Rams QB Case Keenum

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The Vikings have found insurance for Teddy Bridgewater at backup quarterback.

Minnesota has signed former Rams quarterback Case Keenum, the team announced Monday. Keenum's contract is for one year and worth $2 million, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported, via a source informed of the details of the contract.

Although Sam Bradford is locked in as the 2017 starter, Bridgewater remains a question mark as he works his way back from last summer's devastating knee injury.

When asked earlier this week if Bridgewater will ever play again, coach Mike Zimmer replied, "I honestly have no idea."

That being the case, Keenum will replace long-standing No. 2 QB Shaun Hill, who remains unsigned as a 37-year-old free agent.

After entering last season as Los Angeles' starter, Keenum lost the job in response to long stretches of action without finding the end zone. By midseason, the undermanned Rams offense was the league's least efficient.

Over 24 NFL starts and 26 appearances, Keenum has recorded a 58.4 completion rate, 24:20 TD-to-INT ratio and 78.4 passer rating.

Clearly overmatched as a starter, he's better suited to backing up Bradford.

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