This article is part of our Job Battles series.
To be clear Keenum is by all accounts the clear starter for this team, and coach Vance Joseph has shown no inclination to question that standing. For people in 2QB leagues, though, the situation in Denver might be reaching a point where it's time to at least monitor developments at a safe distance as a vulture would. Denver just hasn't been competitive with Keenum at quarterback, and much of the production he's offered was either in non-competitive situations or otherwise proved irrelevant for the outcome of the game. Through six starts Keenum is piling up big yardage (1,687 yards), but his touchdown percentage of 3.0 is brutal, especially considering he has more interceptions (eight) than passing touchdowns (seven).
It was probably a bit unfair to Keenum, but the Denver crowd singled him out as the lightning rod for their ire, booing his presence while cheering for Chad Kelly when he knelt at the end of the first half while Keenum briefly left the field for injury. No matter what Joseph or the Broncos coaches hope to do with Keenum and Allen, the political pressure of the fans is a variable that could cause some real tension.
Howard should still lay claim to a few big box scores before the end of the year, but he's shown over the last two games that it can't be taken for granted that he'll produce even