Keenum says he received a call from John Elway prior to the reported move, and the 31-year-old feels let down by the general manager's decision.
"I was definitely shocked, it was a surprise for us and I think probably for the first day or so that’s kind of what it was," Keenum said alongside his wife, Kimberly, on the "Sports Spectrum Podcast" on Thursday. "But for us, we’re definitely disappointed, it’s not something we wanted to happen. I know that everybody’s doing their job and John feels like that was a chance for him to help the Broncos out."
Trading Keenum would leave Denver with $3 million in dead cap space while cutting him would cost $10 million in dead money. He's unsure of what the future has in store, although it was reported that the Broncos will attempt to trade him.
"You know, really, it’s really open-ended right now," Keenum said. "We don’t know what’s going to happen, there’s still a lot up in the air; this is really fresh. So a lot of these emotions that we’re talking about are still kind of going on, still happening. So who knows what’s going to be in store? I don’t for sure, God does. But we’ll be ready for whatever God has in store for us next."
The Broncos signed Keenum to a two-year, $36-million contract last offseason after struggling to find an answer at quarterback in 2016 and 2017. He completed 62.3 percent of his passes for 3,890 yards, 18 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions in 2018, leading Denver to a 6-10 record.