Dang, no wonder the Oakland Raiders drained the bank vault to bring Jon Gruden back as their head coach. Dude knew Case Keenum was going to do great things way back in 2012.
Appearing on his awesome “Gruden’s QB Camp” series, Case Keenum spoke with the coach to talk about his college career and the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft.
“Does the draft really matter? I’ll bet you a coke. I’ll be you an FFCA visor that you can’t name the top three picks in the draft two years ago,” Gruden asked Keenum. Keenum couldn’t.
“That’s my point,” Gruden points out. “Does the draft really matter? Does it really matter? At the end of the day, at the end of your career, at the end of time, does it really matter?”
For Keenum’s sake, he would have to hope Gruden was right because he ended up signing with the Texans as an undrafted free agent.
“All it takes is one coach that believes in you,” Gruden advised Keenum. “Make a note here, just be ready. Just be ready. Just be ready, because you will get your chance. You like this stuff don’t you?
“You’re gonna be alright, Keenum. You just keep competing. You just keep working. Somebody’s gonna take you. Somebody’s not, somebody’s gonna be sorry.”
Yep, and all it took was this…
I know, I don’t get it either, Case.
Check out Gruden’s entire conversation with Keenum back in 2012 below.