Sunday, April 22, 2012
The possibilities for Cards QB John Skelton
By Mike Sando
The Arizona Cardinals went from pursuing Peyton Manning to paying Kevin Kolb this offseason.
Another quarterback will have a chance to grab the Cardinals' attention this offseason.
John Skelton, who owns six game-winning drives in 13 career games, will be given a chance to compete for the starting job at training camp. At least one longtime NFL talent evaluator thinks Skelton has an opportunity to become the long-term starter in Arizona.
Bill Polian, the ESPN analyst and six-time NFL executive of the year, recently pointed to Skelton as a key variable in rating how well the Cardinals fared in recent drafts.
"The Cardinals have done a solid job over the past three seasons, garnering eight starters and nine contributors from the draft," Polian wrote. "Beanie Wells, Sam Acho and Patrick Peterson have made great contributions. If QB John Skelton is 'the man' (still a possibility, for me, depending on camp), they've hit the jackpot."
We haven't heard much about Skelton this offseason. Perhaps that changes during camp.