The Arizona Cardinals already know who their top two quarterbacks are but a case can be made for a third
It is a forgone conclusion rookie Kyler Murray is going to be the Arizona Cardinals starting quarterback. Brett Hundley has played well so far over the first two weeks of preseason and will be his backup.
Hundley has played so well that it looks like he could be a viable backup in Kliff Kingsbury‘s offense. If Murray gets hurt or struggles, there should be no hesitation inserting Hundley.
That said, there has been discussion whether the Cardinals should keep just two quarterbacks on the 53-man roster or add a third. There is no doubt the Cardinals could keep just two with who they have.
However there can be a case made for keeping a third quarterback. Charles Kanoff has played decent enough in preseason to at least be in a conversation worth being kept on the active roster.
Drew Anderson has played well enough to still be on the camp roster but if there is a spot for him it would seem practice squad or nothing. It could still be that way for Kanoff.
That is what some expect the Cardinals to do. It is what we expect the team to do. If they leave him off the 53-man, then they should try to keep him on the practice squad.
The risk with that is that the practice squad is not protected. Any team can sign a player off another team’s practice squad.
If Hundley were to get hurt, then the Cardinals could pull a quarterback off the practice squad. If it isn’t Kanoff, it would still be a good idea to have a third quarterback ready to go just in case.
This team has had to use a lot of just in cases over the past few seasons, so good idea to be prepared. We will find out at the end of next week to see what happens.