The Arizona Cardinals seem poised to enter the season with Drew Stanton getting a chance to run the offense thanks to his familiarity with new head coach Bruce Arians, but that doesn’t mean the team won’t be looking to add signal-callers to the mix in order to create some competition. A rookie quarterback would create some competition with John Skelton and Brian Hoyer in the backup role.
Quarterback may not be a first-round need for the Cardinals with Stanton’s signing, but it appears they are looking at second-round prospects. Specifically, the team will be traveling to workout North Carolina State quarterback Mike Glennon on Tuesday.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter passed along the news of Tuesday’s workout:
Cardinals GM Steve Keim and Arizona asst. coach Tom Moore are in Raleigh, N.C., to workout North Carolina State QB Mike Glennon on Tuesday.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 25, 2013
Glennon would benefit from a year or two on the bench learning the ropes in the NFL and having a chance to develop and fine tune his weaknesses.
There is no doubt that Glennon has a rocket arm, but there are questions about his leadership ability and poise in the pocket. If you ask Glennon’s college teammates about his leadership ability, they will tell you he is a quite leader much like Joe Flacco. As far as his pocket presence, that can come in time if he has time to learn.
Glennon showed flashes of brilliance on the game film and there will certainly be a team that will fall in love with his skillset. It looks like the Cardinals could be in the mix.