New Cardinals coach Bruce Arians appears ready to anoint Drew Stanton as his starting quarterback.
Asked by Andrew Siciliano on NFL Network whether he thinks his starting quarterback is currently on the roster, Arians answered, “Yes, we have a very capable one in Drew Stanton.”
Arians continued that Stanton played for him last year as Andrew Luck’s backup in Indianapolis, which makes him comfortable that he has a quarterback who can run his offense effectively.
“Drew knows the offense, he is more than capable of doing it. If he is our guy, I am comfortable,” Arians said.
Arians isn’t guaranteeing Stanton the job, and it’s still possible that the Cardinals could acquire another quarterback in free agency or the draft. But at the moment it appears that they’ll head into training camp with Stanton, Brian Hoyer, Ryan Lindley and John Skelton as their quarterbacks, and Stanton having a leg up on the rest to open the season as the No. 1 quarterback in Arizona.