Why the Cardinals should take a QB in the 2017 Draft

Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
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With Carson Palmer likely heading into his last season in the NFL, the Arizona Cardinals need to find their future QB

When the 2017 draft comes around in April the Arizona Cardinals will find themselves in an unfamiliar position. The Cardinals will be number 13 on the board, the highest since 2013 when the Cardinals selected Johnathan Cooper with the 7th pick. This will be huge for Steve Keim and Co to find a player that can contribute in the future, and that player could to be a Quarterback.

Carson Palmer is likely heading into his final season in the NFL and the Cardinals need to find a QB that can take his place. The 2017 Draft is filled with QB talent, and the Cardinals need to look closely at them. At the 13th pick, names like Deshaun Watson, Mitch Trubisky and Deshone Kizer could possibly still be available on the board and the Cardinals could hopefully find their future QB.

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With the Draft this year the Cardinals are in the best position they have been in years to find their future QB. They haven’t had the best luck with Quarterbacks in the draft with the last 3 they have drafted becoming busts as future leaders of the team. Logan Thomas in 2014, Ryan Lindley in 2012 and John Skelton in 2010.

Even though the Cardinals season in 2016 ended with a 7-8-1 record the team still had a top defense and a good offense. If there was any good time to draft a QB it would be now, heading into one final season with a chance to be contenders. That way a talented rookie quarterback can learn from Carson Palmer and be around a winning football team.

There is obviously other needs on the Cardinals roster like cornerback, offensive line, and inside line backer, and while we will have to wait till April to really see what direction the Cardinals want to go. Using the unfamiliar 13th pick to their advantage and taking the best QB off the board could be better for them in the long run.