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Bills to acquire Browns QB Case Keenum for 2022 seventh-round pick

The Buffalo Bills have found their new backup quarterback.

According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Bills are sending a 2022 seventh-round draft pick to the Cleveland Browns for veteran quarterback Case Keenum.

Mitchell Trubisky, who was Josh Allen’s backup in 2021, signed a two-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers earlier this week.

Keenum, 34, is entering the final year of his three-year contract and has a $6.1 million base salary for the 2022 season. He spent the last two years backing up Baker Mayfield. Keenum has appeared in 76 games over his nine-year NFL career, starting 64 of them.

He has thrown for 14,876 yards, 78 touchdowns and 48 interceptions in his career. His best season came in 2017 with the Minnesota Vikings, when he went 11-3 in 14 starts and completed 325-of-481 passes (67.6%) for 3,547 yards, 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Keenum led the Vikings into the playoffs that year, and in the wild-card round against the New Orleans Saints, he threw a walk-off, 61-yard touchdown pass to current Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs.

Allen has not missed a start since his 2018 rookie season.