The Arizona Cardinals have an unsettled quarterback position for the 2017 season.
Carson Palmer entered the 2016 season as the unquestioned leader of the offense, and there was no doubt that he would hold that position for as long as he wanted it. Then this season happened, and Palmer’s spot going into the off-season is a little more tenuous that once thought. The Cardinals will look to bounce back from a disappointing year quickly, and they’ll need to determine who’s the right person to be under center next year.
Palmer has not been at his best this year, especially on the road. He turns 37 years old before the end of the season, and it has shown this season, especially with the troubles on the offensive line. He’s been sacked 37 times already, and with three games remaining, will likely set a new career high in that department (41 times in 2013). His other numbers are down across the board as well.
The Cardinals will have a few options going into 2017. They were considered a potential Super Bowl candidate this year, but haven’t lived up to the hype. They will likely look to turn things around without any kind of rebuild, but will need to decide who will be their quarterback. Here are five possible options.