Re: Brees, Foles and .... yes, Keenum
In my opinion, with the new HC, Keenum will be on the outside looking in. Like it or not, Keenum is a Kubiak guy, just like the other QBs currently on the roster. Unless there is already a stud QB on the roster (of course we know there isn't), a new HC will want to get his guy on the field. Whether he gets him through the draft, free agency, or a trade (more than likely a combination of these), he'll want him on the field as soon as he can get him ready. He has something to prove now, which is winning football games, and not a year or two from now, given the owner seems to believe the team is loaded and ready.
If a recent frame of reference is needed, look no further than Harbaugh in SF. Alex Smith was a play or two away from the SB in 2011. He started 2012 well, got hurt, and never saw the field again. Why? Harbaugh couldn't wait to get his guy on the field.
It's true the team played bad while Keenum was starting. But there is enough game film on his QB play for the new HC to know he'd have to invest a lot of time and work to develop. Time and work he'll invest in his own draft pick more than likely.
But at the end of the day, who knows. It'll definitely be interesting to see how things play out moving forward.