Arizona Cardinals have competition for quarterbacks
It’s no secret the Arizona Cardinals need a quarterback but will be competing with a number of teams in free agency and the draft
With the Arizona Cardinals needing a quarterback, they likely will not leave any stone unturned. That being said, there are others in the same boat.
Their biggest competition for a quarterback could come from the Cleveland Browns. They are rumored to be possible suitors for veteran quarterbacks and those about to be drafted.
Take Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield for instance. He was projected a middle-first rounder at best just a few weeks ago. Now he has drawn great interest from the Browns according to reports.
There were reports last week that there were certain places he didn’t want to play. He dispelled those rumors quickly.
With the Browns holding four picks in the first round alone, they almost have to take a quarterback. So where does that leave the Cardinals?
There has been speculation that the Cardinals are going to both get a free agent quarterback or trade for one to have a veteran presence plus draft one for the future. That would be the smart move.
It would be nice to see the Cardinals be able to get a guy like Mayfield who could spend a couple of years learning from a seasoned veteran. One of those guys could be Alex Smith.
Smith is rumored to be on the trading block in Kansas City. Guess who one of the teams rumored to be interested? You got it, the Browns.
Getting Smith is likely best-case scenario for the Cardinals. As we know, the Cardinals rarely end up in best-case scenarios. This is going to take some work.
The Cardinals will likely have to part with players, picks, or both to get what they want and what they need at the quarterback position. They will likely be more interested in giving up more than they are used to given their current position.
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We likely won’t see any kind of resolution until late April once the draft is completed. If the Cardinals are lucky to get an Alex Smith in a trade though, that could change things in the draft, as they likely would have to part with some picks to get him.