Speculation has been even though the Arizona Cardinals were satisfied with the way quarterback Carson Palmer performed in 2013, they would still be drafting for the future at the position in this deeper than usual draft. Not necessarily so says Cards General Manager Steve Keim.
Keim spoke to media on Thursday and this was one of the topics he addressed. He said they didn’t want to “force” a selection on a quarterback. It is interesting he says that. A year ago as we were preparing for the 2013 NFL Draft he made it sound like they should always draft a quarterback somewhere during the draft.
I like his 2014 answer better. Why force a pick if you are happy with what you got. The only issue I have is if they don’t take a quarterback, then it is just that much longer until a franchise quarterback comes along and you’ll have to be set with Palmer for at least a couple more seasons. You don’t want to go too far down the road without at least drafting someone to see if he fits the mold for the Cards future. It’s not as deep a draft at the top at the quarterback position but overall there a lot of guys you can choose from. You could probably draft a guy in the 4th-5th round this year and see him as a starter in the near future. There aren’t a lot of superstars but there are enough guys that can play and have plenty of talent.