Arizona Cardinals may have to go backup plan at quarterback
Chris Streveler’s road to the red birds
After attending the University of Minnesota where he spent two years and then transferring to the University of South Dakota (FCS), Streveler had racked up over 5,000 total yards of offense. He went north to Canada and joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and was an absolute star as he led the team to a Grey Cup Title (the CFL’s super bowl for those who may not know). This two year stint was the best of his career.
All throughout his career, he has been able to be a dual-threat quarterback that fits into head coach Kliff Kingsbury’s system. Not everyone is a Kyler Murray in terms of elusiveness, but to rack up the yards he did definitely keeps the playbook open. Streveler has only been on the field for one offensive snap that resulted in any yardage gained, and that was a QB sneak back in week one on the road at San Francisco.
So we haven’t gotten to see any meaningful reps against NFL competition, and with not having a preseason, it may have affected his ability to pick up the playbook. On the other hand, he has a much more typical frame for an NFL quarterback, listed at 6’3″ and 215 pounds. This would ensure that most throws are with both feet set, instead of Murray’s tendency to attempt his throws like a fadeaway jumper. Look for Kliff to go to Streveler on 4th and short, and the beard and his physicality remind me of a more-mobile Ryan Fitzpatrick.