Arizona Cardinals: Logan Thomas May Be Only Option


Oct 5, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Logan Thomas (6) prepares to pass in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

We will find more out about the Arizona Cardinals quarterback situation on Wednesday but right now it appears that the Cards may have to settle for starting Logan Thomas at quarterback against the Washington Redskins this Sunday.

Thomas came in relief of Drew Stanton in Sunday’s 41-20 loss to the Denver Broncos after Stanton left the game with a concussion.  Thomas went 1-8 for 81 yards on Sunday.  His lone completion was the 81-yard touchdown pass to running back Andre Ellington.

With the uncertain status of Carson Palmer and Stanton for Sunday, that only leaves Thomas at quarterback.  There has been talk that the Cards may look to bring in another quarterback.  Palmer spent the day in Denver with a nerve specialist.  He was expected back this afternoon.  He threw 20 balls at a 10-yard distance prior to the game on Sunday.

While I don’t believe Thomas is regular season ready to be a starter, he may be the best option.  Bringing in another body means you have to find someone familiar with Bruce Arians offense.  They are few and far between.  At least Thomas knows the offense.  Of course you worry about execution and yesterday proved he isn’t ready yet but probably gives the Cards the best chance to win.  If both Palmer and Stanton are no-go’s for Sunday, they will need to bring in someone to back up Thomas anyway.