Right now there are four names on the Cardinals Quarterback Roster: Drew Stanton, John Skelton, Ryan Lindley, and Brian Hoyer.
Who knows if all four names will remain, but according to head coach Bruce Arians, he’s good with the group he has and there’s no need for the team to pursue a quarterback in next month’s NFL Draft.
“I don’t feel like we need one,” Arians said at the NFL Owner’s Meetings on Wednesday.
Last year’s draft featured three talented quarterbacks who made a major impact on their teams: Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, and Russell Wilson. This year’s group of QB’s hasn’t made Arians take a second pass at them, at least not yet.
“No one in this draft made me go ‘Wow’” Arians said.
If Arians believes in the current quarterback talent in place, and he thinks they’re capable of running his vertical passing game, then maybe he should roll with them and address their other needs in the draft. Key players on the offensive line, or outside linebacker are still needed, as well as adding depth to the secondary.
The quarterback is clearly the biggest focal point on any NFL team, with the operative word being ‘team.’ If there’s a guy like Eric Fisher or Chance Warmack available at No. 7, or some players in later rounds that they think can be good, solid additions to the franchise, then they should grab them, and not feel like they have to get a quarterback because of the issues they had in the past at that position and just because one might be dangling in front of them.