Cardinals coach Bruce Arians made a statement with more than his red hat this morning.
During his appearance at the NFC coaches breakfast at the owners meetings, Arians gave a vote of confidence to recent quarterback acquisition Drew Stanton.
When asked about drafting a quarterback, he replied “I don’t feel we need one,” according to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic.
The Cards also have a restricted free agent tender on Brian Hoyer, and holdovers John Skelton and Ryan Lindley.
That’s not exactly a Joe Montana-Steve Young depth chart, but Arians seems convinced he can make it work. While it makes sense for the Cards to add someone there, Arians said “No one in this (QB class) made me go ‘Wow.’”
While it would be a mistake to chase one if you don’t think he fits your system, it’s hard to imagine the Cards not making some degree of investment there. Arians wants to run a downfield-passing style, so guys such as USC’s Matt Barkley don’t necessarily look like a fit. But if they were able to get a guy with more arm, such as N.C. State’s Mike Glennon, later in the draft, you could see them rolling the dice with Stanton and Hoyer in the short term.