HOUSTON – The Texans are signing veteran quarterback Case Keenum to a two-year, $6.25 million contract, per a league source.
The deal includes $4 million guaranteed, a $750,000 signing bonus, base salaries of $2.25 million, which is fully guaranteed, $2.75 million with $1 million of it guaranteed and a $1 million annual playtime incentive, per a source.
Keenum played at the University of Houston and became the all-time NCAA leader for passing yards, touchdowns and completions.
Keenum, 35, is a Brownwood, Texas native who has played for the Texans, Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Washington, Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Rams.
He’s a proven quarterback who should be ideal to mentor a rookie quarterback for the Texans.
He has passed for 14,884 career yards, 78 touchdowns and 48 interceptions and rushed for 450 yards and six touchdowns.
Keenum (6-foot, 208 pounds) trains in Houston during the NFL offseason.
He went 0 and 8 as the starter for the Texans in 2013, but won two games in a row as a replacement for Ryan Fitzpatrick when he broke his leg. Fitzpatrick was signed off the Rams’ practice squad.
Traded to the Bills last year from the Browns for a seventh-round draft pick, Keenum spoent last season in Buffalo. He played in two games.
Aaron Wilson is an NFL reporter for KPRC 2 and click2houston.com