The Arizona Cardinals may want to consider taking their next quarterback of the future in the 2017 NFL Draft
The Arizona Cardinals know Carson Palmer’s time with them is not going to last forever. Some have suggested the Cardinals should rid of him next season.
However Palmer is under contract for the 2017 season and unless he retires, he isn’t going anywhere next season. That doesn’t mean the Cardinals should ignore their future quarterback situation for yet another season.
On the contrary, the Cardinals need to plan now. There is likely going to be a lot of roster turnover in 2017. The team could be in a transition year. That transition should include the quarterback.
There are number of strong but not great quarterback prospects expected to be available for the 2017 NFL Draft. None of the top five quarterback prospects ranked by cbssports.com are seniors.
The Cardinals should draft a quarterback that can throw the deep ball but can also sit for a season to learn under Palmer. The Cardinals don’t need a 2017-ready quarterback unless Palmer hangs it up. A 2018-ready quarterback would be advisable however.
Here are five quarterbacks the Cardinals should consider targeting in next year’s draft. By no means is this the final word. A lot can happen between now and then.