In his press conference on Friday, GM Brandon Beane mentioned he had a plan for the back-up quarterback position. This weekend that plan came to fruition.
The Bills announced the team has traded for quarterback Case Keenum from the Cleveland Browns. In exchange for the quarterback, the Bills sent their seventh-round pick (246) to Cleveland.
Keenum, 34, spent the past two seasons with Cleveland. He saw action in nine games and made two starts. He is entering his 10th NFL season. He began his career as an undrafted free agent with Houston in 2012. He produced his most accomplished NFL season in 2017 with the Minnesota Vikings when he threw for 3,547 yards, 22 touchdowns, seven interceptions for a 98.3 passer rating. He led the Vikings to a NFC North division title and the NFC championship game. He also connected with Stefon Diggs for a 61-yard touchdown pass pass as time expired to win an NFC Divisional Round Game against the New Orleans Saints on Jan. 14, 2018 in the 'Minneapolis Miracle.'
In his career, he has appeared in 76 games with 14,876 passing yards, 78 touchdowns, 48 interceptions and an 85.4 passer rating.
Keenum is a native of Brownswood, Texas and played his college football at Houston.