The Arizona Cardinals’ complete inability to find a competent replacement for Kurt Warner led to them going from first to worst in the NFC West, and so the search for a new quarterback will be the biggest issue facing the team in 2011.
And that new quarterback may be an old quarterback, Marc Bulger.
Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic runs down the list of candidates for the Cardinals, and Somers says Bulger is the favorite.
Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt was interested in acquiring Bulger last offseason, before Bulger signed with the Ravens — where he didn’t play a down in 2010. It’s been a long time since Bulger has been a good quarterback, but he wouldn’t have to be very good to represent an improvement for Arizona. Going after him this offseason could make sense.
Somers writes that if Bulger isn’t the starter, the most likely moves would be the Cardinals doing a deal with the Broncos for Kyle Orton or the Eagles for Kevin Kolb. John Skelton, the rookie who started the last four games of 2010, is a possibility, as is the Cardinals taking a quarterback in the first round of the NFL draft. But Somers says bringing in Donovan McNabb is an extreme long shot.