New Cardinals coach Bruce Arians appears ready to anoint Drew Stanton as his starting quarterback.
Asked by Andrew Siciliano on NFL Network whether he thinks his starting quarterback is currently on the roster, Arians answered, “Yes, we have a very capable one in Drew Stanton.”
Arians continued that Stanton played for him last year as Andrew Luck’s backup in Indianapolis, which makes him comfortable that he has a quarterback who can run his offense effectively.
“Drew knows the offense, he is more than capable of doing it. If he is our guy, I am comfortable,” Arians said.
Stanton has been in the league for four seasons and Arians knows him well. Expectations won't be high, but even if the Cardinals can get mediocre play out of Stanton, it will be an improvement for WR Larry Fitzgerald.