Everyone knows that one of the biggest tasks on the Cardinals’ to-do list is finding a quarterback.
Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune reports that they could find a contender for the job in Drew Stanton. Stanton was a backup in Indianapolis in 2012, so he’s a familiar face to Colts head coach Bruce Arians and offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin. Per Pompei, Arians liked what he saw from Stanton in both preseason and practice and also likes that Stanton knows what Arians is looking for offensively.
Stanton has a good reputation as a backup quarterback, eliciting interest and a job from the Jets last season before moving to Indy in a trade after the Jets decided to bring Tim Tebow to town to watch Mark Sanchez’s on-field exploits. He’d likely draw similar levels of interest this time around, but the chance of competing for a starting job isn’t something he’s likely to find in a lot of places.
Guaranteeing Stanton, who started four games for the Lions in 2009 and 2010, anything more than a chance to compete is a tough sell, but he could wind up being a name to watch in the desert this offseason.