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The Arizona Cardinals are reportedly set to signal quarterback Matt Barkley after Drew Stanton suffered a sprained knee in the course of the Cards’ 22-16 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night time at University of Phoenix Stadium.
Chris Mortensen of ESPN.com offered the replace Saturday and famous the Cardinals, who’re with out starter Carson Palmer due to a damaged arm, are making ready to present Blaine Gabbert the reins of the offense towards the Houston Texans in Week 11 if Stanton is unavailable.
Stanton performed your complete sport towards Seattle, finishing 24 of his 47 go makes an attempt for 273 yards, a landing and no interceptions. The Cardinals outgained the Seahawks 290-287 and completed the competition with 10 extra first downs (24-14), however they could not translate that into sufficient factors.
“We knew it was going to be a dogfight. It’s like that all the time,” the QB informed reporters. “There’s no surprises in this game, and unfortunately, we didn’t get the ball rolling. I didn’t do a good enough job of keeping in third downs, converting those and keeping us rolling.”
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If Stanton joins Palmer on the sideline, Gabbert will obtain his first alternative of 2017.
The 28-year-old University of Missouri product struggled throughout the primary six years of his profession with the Jacksonville Jaguars, who chosen him with the 10th total choose in 2011, and the San Francisco 49ers.
He related on simply 56 p.c of his throws with 38 passing touchdowns and 37 interceptions throughout 43 appearances (40 begins). His profession passer score is a lackluster 71.5.
Meanwhile, Barkley spent the 2015 season in Arizona. He’s additionally made stops with the Niners, Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears since Philly took him within the fourth spherical of the 2013 draft.
The former USC standout performed in seven video games, together with six begins, for the Bears final season. He racked up 14 picks in comparison with simply eight touchdowns.