It’s not a secret, the Arizona Cardinals and new Head Coach Bruce Arians are looking for their quarterback of the future. Last year, Arians was spoiled with a number one draft pick in Indianapolis Colts rookie QB Andrew Luck. He won’t have that luxury with the Cardinals, but Luck’s backup may have impressed Arians enough to bring him in and give him a chance to compete for the starting position.
Former Colts Backup Drew Stanton has six years under his belt and would be a decent addition to backup Kevin Kolb, but he is not what this team needs right now. The Cardinals should not feel comfortable bringing in another underachieving quarterback. As far as I’m concerned, the starting position is Kolb’s to lose, but last year he lost the job to John Skelton which leads me to believe he does not compete very well in practice.
The way Kolb is able to play in games should make him the number one guy. Everybody knows Kolb has a tendency to hurt himself bad enough where he can’t play, but that doesn’t mean he is not tough. If he can play he does. Not playing Kolb because you believe he is guaranteed to get injured is just stupid. The Cardinals do need to prepare better than they have over the last two seasons.
Stanton is not preparing better in my mind, but Arians may bring him in because he knows he is teachable. I still don’t like the idea of having unproven quarterbacks back up a barely proven quarterback. It just doesn’t make sense. The Cardinals need a veteran and this team will be just fine. Of course, it doesn’t matter who is quarterback if they don’t fix their offensive line problems.
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