The Arizona Cardinals are facing an uncertain situation at quarterback as they head into the 2023 regular season. Their star player, Kyler Murray, is still recovering from a torn ACL he suffered in December, while Colt McCoy, the team’s veteran backup, is dealing with an injury that will limit his participation in the offseason. With their top two quarterbacks unavailable, the Cardinals may have to rely on their newest signee, who could potentially take on the role of QB1.
The team has recently re-signed David Blough to a one-year deal, hoping to capitalize on his experience as a starter during last season’s final two games. Despite struggling with a 64.0 quarterback rating in five starts back in 2019, Blough showed promise during his limited appearances in 2020 and 2022. In fact, he impressed the Cardinals with 402 passing yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in two games against the Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers.
Blough’s performance may make him a viable option as a starting quarterback for the Cardinals in Week 1. However, the team may still be looking for additional options as Blough’s track record shows that he’s averaged just 5.9 yards per pass attempt and has never won an NFL start, making him far from an optimal choice for the QB1 position.