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Arians might go into season with two QBs

Carson Palmer, Ryan Lindley, Drew Stanton, Caleb TerBush AP

The Cardinals had way too many quarterbacks last year.

This year, they may keep just two.

Cards coach Bruce Arians said he’d be willing to go into the season with just Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton, saying third-stringer Ryan Lindley was a more complicated decision.

“If it comes down to Ryan and another guy at another position, we’ll determine what’s more valuable to our football team at that time,” Arians said, via Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic.

Having an established starter such as Palmer is a luxury Arians’ predecessor never enjoyed, and much of the reason Ken Whisenhunt’s now the offensive coordinator in San Diego. Whisenhunt rolled Lindley and three others (Kevin Kolb, John Skelton and Brian Hoyer) out there last year.

If the Cards got in a position they needed third such as Lindley, it’s likely that an equivalent would be available, if not Lindley himself.

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16 Responses to “Arians might go into season with two QBs”
  1. seahawksteven777 says: Aug 6, 2013 4:23 PM

    Well, it’d be an upgrade from 0 last year.

  2. pathsovglory says: Aug 6, 2013 4:26 PM

    “The Cardinals had way too many quarterbacks last year.”

    Really? I don’t seem to remember any quarterback on that team last season…

  3. conner87 says: Aug 6, 2013 4:28 PM

    I must have missed something.. i don’t remember the cards having a qb last year

  4. pzkslc says: Aug 6, 2013 4:28 PM

    Larry Fitzgerald can catch everything but a break.
    How much longer till his contract’s up and he can get a
    legit QB somewhere else???

  5. newmarketmaulers says: Aug 6, 2013 4:30 PM

    Not a Cards fan, but if they didnt upgrade that O line and want to try start the season with 2 QB’s, they could be looking to street options by week 2.

  6. 123makarov says: Aug 6, 2013 4:34 PM

    Cards don’t have an OL. They have a LOL.

  7. richdaddy1231 says: Aug 6, 2013 4:42 PM

    Well with who they have at qb now, it seems to me they still don’t have a qb

  8. truths4all says: Aug 6, 2013 4:43 PM

    Obviously, future HOF QB Kurt Warner was not an established QB.

  9. irootforthecardinals says: Aug 6, 2013 4:46 PM

    People that continue to talk about the Cardinals not addressing the offensive line are ignorant. They got Levi Brown coming back from a season-ending injury (albeit he wasn’t that good before the injury), they then drafted one of the highest rated guards in April’s draft, and then, for good measure, signed FA Eric Winston.

    What more else could they have done? Let it play out, please. I gaurantee they will be better than last years offensive line.

  10. hildezero says: Aug 6, 2013 4:50 PM

    Wow! Look at all these trolls that come here. The Cards are winning the division and Seahawks will finish last place.

  11. schmitty2 says: Aug 6, 2013 4:51 PM

    Rams fan here…the Cards o-line should be much improved and you even saw it improve over the 2nd half of last season. With that being said Palmer is a turnover machine and not all of them were due to passrush pressure.

  12. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Aug 6, 2013 5:12 PM

    bucsfan5000 says: Aug 5, 2013 6:25 PM

    “If you have two starting quarterbacks, you have none.”

  13. jumboli says: Aug 6, 2013 5:38 PM

    Palmer has had turnover issues in the past, but he has never had the offensive tools he has with the Cardinals. He has thrown more td’s then int’s each year he has played with the exception of his first year in Oakland. Given the tools he has in AZ, those turnovers will decrease significantly. As a Cardinal fan, I love the fact that everyone is dismissing the team. That tune will change when they start snatching division wins starting with game one in St. Louis.

  14. schmitty2 says: Aug 6, 2013 6:10 PM

    jumboli says:Aug 6, 2013 5:38 PM

    Palmer has had turnover issues in the past, but he has never had the offensive tools he has with the Cardinals. He has thrown more td’s then int’s each year he has played with the exception of his first year in Oakland. Given the tools he has in AZ, those turnovers will decrease significantly. As a Cardinal fan, I love the fact that everyone is dismissing the team. That tune will change when they start snatching division wins starting with game one in St. Louis.

    That’s your argument-more td’s then int’s and more weapons? With the exception of Fitz-where exactly are all of these weapons he will have that topped what he has played with before? Did you forget he played with Chad Johnson and Housh when they were in their primes?

  15. culturalelitist says: Aug 6, 2013 9:52 PM

    The NFL really should create a rule whereby a team can keep a third QB that doesn’t count against the 53-man roster. It’s easy to say “we don’t need a third QB,” but in the long run it prevents young, unheralded quarterbacks from developing. Practice squads aren’t enough, especially as players bounce from one to another. The Cards still miss Kurt Warner. Many of the ways he was able to learn his trade no longer exist.

  16. girthbrooks2013 says: Aug 9, 2013 12:50 PM

    Arians is a genious.

    Fitzgerald is the best.
    The Offensive line is in great shape.

    The Cardinals have three proven WR’s.

    The Defense is stacked with power.

    The only question is at RB but the Rookie Stepfan will step up…..

    look for a 10-6 0r 11-5 season….Carson will get credit but it’s a TEAM sport.

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