Case Keenum: We’ll cross free agency road eventually
Keenum doesn’t have a track record of such success beyond 2017, turns 30 next month and will undoubtedly command a somewhat significant amount of money from a quarterback-needy team. Understandably, the Vikings might be wary of meeting such a potential financial commitment.
For perspective, consider this: Bradford entered the season the unquestioned starter. Bridgewater’s future was still very uncertain. Keenum was only brought in as insurance, the usual backup a team hopes can be dependable in case of emergency.
What’s certain is no one is bringing the magic of 2017 back for one more kickoff. We’ll see if any of the quarterbacks return to run it back in 2018.
Vikings fans, unbelievable year. Not the way we wanted to finish. But so many memories I will cherish for the rest of my life. Much love #skol
The inn is full. We are completely sold out. The NFL bought the whole hotel out, Kim Zoulek, sales and marketing director for Minneapolis Hilton, told MPR News last week. The hotel is the largest in Minnesota with 821 rooms and is located about a mile from U.S. Bank Field.
Even the travel packages being offered by PrimeSport — which is owned by a ticket and hospitality company that itself is partially owned by the NFL’s owners — aren’t offering much in the way of close lodging. Of the five hotel/ticket packages available Monday afternoon, only one offers lodging at a hotel within walking distance of the stadium. The package costs around $25,000 for two people and doesn’t include airfare. Cheaper options are available, but you’ll be staying in places such as Bloomington, St. Paul or the far northern reaches of Minneapolis, about a 25-minute drive from the stadium.