The Arizona Cardinals may have found their next Taysom Hill, as they have just signed multi-talented Chris Streveler to a future contract.
The 25 year old quarterback played just two seasons in the Canadian Football League, and finished his career with impressive statistics while also winning the Grey Cup, the trophy that a team receives for winning the championship.
Streveler played college football at both Minnesota and South Dakota, where he threw for over 6,000 yards and more than 50 touchdowns, which earned him the Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2017. He then went undrafted in the 2018 NFL draft, which made him sign with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL. In two seasons with the Blue Bombers, Streveler played in 35 games at both running back and quarterback, which drew comparisons to New Orleans Saints threat Taysom Hill.
In those 35 games, Streveler threw for over 2,500 yards on 65 percent of his completions, 19 touchdowns and 19 interceptions. He had over 200 carries with more than 1,000 rushing yards and over 20 touchdowns, averaging 5.7 yards per carry. This type of dual threat could open up more plays for Kliff Kingsbury and the Cardinals in the upcoming season, with both Kyler Murray and Streveler being hard to catch when given the open space.
If the Cardinals decide to give Streveler a multi-year contract after they see what he can do in training camp and the preseason, fans should not be surprised if they see similar plays in their playbook that the New Orleans Saints run for Taysom Hill, given that they are the same type of player. However, this could also just be the Cardinals needing a backup quarterback on their roster, as Brett Hundley, who only played in three games in 2019, might not return for Arizona this season.
Fans should expect to see Streveler in action when players report for training camp in the middle of July.