Arizona Cardinals quarterbacks: A 2015 review
By Scott Allen
The Cardinals traded for Barkley just before the regular season started. He was traded for a seventh-round pick and that pick was protected if Barkley didn’t last past week six with the Cardinals.
Well, Barkley is still around. He never was needed in 2015 and let’s be thankful for that. However, clearly the Cardinals see something in him to let him hang around all season. The biggest question though is will he get a shot to succeed Palmer in a couple of seasons?
The knock on Barkley is his arm strength. For the Cardinals, that is a big deal. In coach Bruce Arians offense you need to be able to throw deep down field. Barkley may be able to do it once in awhile, however can he consistently produce the results to keep this offense at or near the top of the NFL?
I believe the Cardinals will bring someone in via the NFL Draft to at least push Barkley for the third spot next season. The Cardinals do not need to reach for what really is an underwhelming draft for quarterbacks. I don’t think the Cardinals will be drafting with the future of the quarterback position specifically in mind but you never know. Barkley will at least be with this team through training camp.