I know early on in the process I had talked about subscribing to the theory about taking a quarterback every year and I really still believe in that ... The difference is our two draft choices came through free agency (and a trade) in Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton, so we didn’t feel like that was a necessary move that we needed to make. And quite frankly, the way the board shook out, the quarterback at no point was the top plate on our board so it made the decision quite easy.
The reality is, it’s not disappointing that they brought in Carson Palmer or anybody ... It’s the NFL. You’re going to have competition. What’s disappointing was for BA (Arians) to name a starter when I think he told Drew that he’d be given the chance to compete for the job. As long as BA is true to his word and gives Drew the same opportunity, there’s no question in my mind that Drew will beat him out.
The reality is, it’s not disappointing that they brought in Carson Palmer or anybody ... It’s the NFL. You’re going to have competition. What’s disappointing was for BA (Arians) to name a starter when I think he told Drew that he’d be given the chance to compete for the job. As long as BA is true to his word and gives Drew the same opportunity, there’s no question in my mind that Drew will beat him out.More quotes »
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