On Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN called Shurmur "one of the most in-demand head coaching candidates interviewing for vacant jobs" and noted he could bring Keenum with him if a "quarterback-needy team" such as the Arizona Cardinals or New York Giants hires him.
Keenum is set to be a free agent, and Schefter cited a source who pointed to the "close working relationship" he has with Shurmur as a reason for the potential move.
Despite the report, Pro Football Talk pointed out there may be an obstacle for Keenum if the Vikings aren't comfortable turning to Teddy Bridgewater:
Minnesota finished 13-3 and earned an NFC North championship and first-round bye in the playoffs. It was the franchise's best record since the 1998 campaign, when it went 15-1. While a strong defense was a driving factor, Shurmur's offense finished 11th in the league in total yards and 10th in total points.
Keenum was a journeyman before this season. He previously played for the Houston Texans and St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams. He threw nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 10 games for Los Angeles in 2016.
However, he turned the corner in 2017 under Shurmur and finished with a number of career-high totals, including a 67.6 completion percentage, 3,547 passing yards, 160 rushing yards and 22 touchdown throws.
Keenum, 29, picked the right time for a career year.