The Viking-Saints game Sunday night was one for the history books.
Vikings quarterback Case Keenum connected with wide receiver Stefon Diggs for the game winning touchdown as time expired.
In a post-game interview, Keenum said “I don’t even know what just happened, this is crazy.”
When asked about making Viking “history” Keenum gave a stunning response. He called the legendary play only the “third best” moment of his life. The first two?
“It’s probably going to go down as the third best moment of my life following the day I gave my life to Jesus Christ, and the day I married my wife.”
The Daily Wire has more on the insurmountable odds Keenum overcame to make the miracle pass:
Keenum’s story is a great one; prior to leading the Vikings to the NFC Championship game, which they haven’t won in 41 years, he played in college at Houston, where he set the NCAA record for total passing yards, touchdowns, and completions.
Then he hit the skids in the pros. Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Houston Texans, Keenum spent the entire 2012 regular season on the practice squad. In 2013, Keenum was placed on the Texans’ 53-man roster as a third string quarterback behind starter Matt Schaub and second-string quarterback T. J. Yates. He went 0–8 as a starter for the Texans in 2013. In August 2014, Keenum was waived by the Texans and claimed off waivers the next day by the St. Louis Rams, then waived by the Rams on October 28, 2014.
On December 15, 2014, Keenum was signed off the Rams practice squad back to the Houston Texans. In March 2015, Keenum was acquired by the Rams again from the Texans. He suffered a concussion in the 11thgame of the season but did not come out of the game; he then led the Rams to three consecutive victories. In 2016’ after leading the team to three straight wins, he was eventually replaced by Jared Goff.
But then, after signing a one-year contract with the Vikings for 2017, Keenum replaced Sam Bradford at quarterback after Bradford was injured, and became the starting quarterback in Week 2. He led the Vikings to a 13-3 regular season record, then executed his heroics on Sunday.
Play on, playa.