The Arizona Cardinals announced quarterback Drew Stanton has an injured ankle and will miss a couple of weeks
Well, as the saying goes, when it rains, it pours. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton apparently injured his knee in the Cardinals 22-16 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night.
This means that next week at the Houston Texans it is Blaine Gabbert time. So many Cardinals fans are going to get their wish. Just don’t be surprised when he doesn’t play well.
Ever since Carson Palmer went down three weeks ago in London against the Los Angeles Rams, fans have been calling for the Cardinals to start Blaine Gabbert instead of Drew Stanton.
The right call was made to go to Stanton and he didn’t play bad at all in the victory over the San Francisco 49ers nor in the Seahawks loss. He would have started against the Texans if he hadn’t injured his knee.
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However it happened, Gabbert is going to get his shot now, at least for the next couple of games. Of course you lose one quarterback, you need a new backup.
Enter Matt Barkley. Barkley was cut by the Cardinals in the preseason in 2016. Many fans wanted the Cardinals to keep him over Stanton. However Barkley went on to play for the Chicago Bears and didn’t play very well there.
As a free agent, he signed with the 49ers back in March. He lost out on the competition there to Brian Hoyer and C.J. Beathard. That should be all you need to know about him.
So, whether you like it or not and there are some who are in the Stanton over Gabbert camp, this is what it has come down to. The injuries are mounting everywhere.
The last time the Cardinals lost both Palmer and Stanton to injury was in 2014. It was left in the hands of Ryan Lindley and Logan Thomas at that point. We all know how that turned out.
Be careful what you wish for. We all hope for the best from Gabbert. It is just unlikely many will like the best Gabbert has to offer.