Success and struggles are all a part of the growth process, according to head coach Gary Kubiak. He announced on Monday that Keenum will start against New England.
“I think, initially, a lot of good things going on, a lot of big plays going on," Kubiak said. "He’s getting played differently a little bit each week, so he’s seeing different defenses, different teams.”
Keenum, who scored eight touchdowns through his first four starts, talked last week about going through his progressions before leaving the pocket. This week, he will continue to work on his pocket presence.
With a young quarterback working through a learning process, Kubiak’s message to the rest of the offense is simple.
“The best thing they can do is just play at the highest level they can possibly play at,” Kubiak said. “Our veterans have done a good job of that. They understand he’s young back there. But you look at guys like Chris (Myers) and Andre (Johnson), Duane (Brown). They’re trying to help him because they see a talented young man who’s done a lot of good things.”