The following tweet comes from Darren Urban of the Cardinals’ official team website:
“QB Derek Anderson
reportedly agrees with Cards.”
We’re not entirely sure if Urban is reporting the news himself or if someone else is, so we’ll hold off saying this one is official just yet.
The move would make a lot of sense, though. The Cardinals don’t want to risk losing Anderson and Charlie Whitehurst. There has been speculation that Seattle’s acquisition of an extra draft pick Tuesday in exchange for Darryl Tapp will be used to get Whitehurst.
The Cardinals want a viable option at quarterback in case Matt Leinart doesn’t pan out. Anderson’s track record is spotty, but he does fit a vertical offense like Arizona’s attack best. We wouldn’t be shocked if Anderson beat him out for the job.
UPDATE: Sports 620 KTAR reporter
Paul Calvisi reports the Cardinals will announce Anderson’s signing Wednesday.
UPDATE II: NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora confirms that Anderson has agreed to terms.