Arizona Cardinals: Ranking the NFC West quarterback units
2. Arizona Cardinals
Palmer is the starter, end of story. In Arizona, they will ride him as far as he will take them. This could be the final rodeo for the 15-year veteran.
Palmer took some time to think about things after the 2016 season but ultimately decided he wasn’t done. He still has unfinished business.
He had 26 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 2016 after 35/11 in 2015. He isn’t getting any younger. However he can still produce at 37 and still has the capacity to get the Cardinals to the postseaosn.
The backup? That’s a different story. Drew Stanton continues to be in the mix, although some question why. He adds stability. While he’s not starter material in the NFL, there should be enough comfort to have him back Palmer up when needed.
The Cardinals third-string quarterback competition will heat up in camp. They will have Blaine Gabbert competing with undrafted rookie Trevor Knight out of Texas A&M. The Cardinals have said they’ve been impressed with both so far.