When the Cardinals learned that they would be without quarterback Carson Palmer for the rest of the season, coach Bruce Arians expressed confidence in Drew Stanton by saying that the Cardinals could win a Super Bowl with Stanton in the starting lineup.
Stanton has thrown five interceptions while leading the Cardinals to 35 points in three weeks, including last week’s 29-18 loss to the Falcons that Arians said left him “embarrassed” for the first time since becoming the team’s head coach. That embarrassment was about his work as a coach, not about the play of the quarterback and Arians isn’t wavering in his support of Stanton.
“There’s no thought of changing quarterbacks,” Arians said Tuesday night on Sirius XM NFL Radio with Alex Marvez and Gil Brandt. “Drew’s going to take us where we want to go.”
It’s the practical response from Arians, whose only other choices at quarterback right now are raw rookie Logan Thomas and Ryan Lindley. Stanton’s their best and only real choice to start in Palmer’s absence, leaving Arians with little choice other than giving him his full support as head coach and hoping that the results start moving in the right direction.