Drew Stanton
QB ARI (9)
6 months ago

The Cardinals and Stanton agreed to terms of a two-year contract Tuesday, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rather than test the open market, the unrestricted free agent will remain in Arizona to serve as Carson Palmer's backup. While he took snaps in seven games last season, Stanton went 5-3 in Palmer's stead in 2014, completing 132 of 240 passes for 1,711 yards, seven touchdowns, and five interceptions. While the production is underwhelming, he appears to be choosing comfort in head coach Bruce Arians' system rather than diving into a new playbook in his age-32 season.

Drew Stanton
QB ARI (9)
8 months ago

Stanton was 8-for-18 passing for a season-high 84 yards and two interceptions in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks.

EDGE Analysis

Because Carson Palmer remained upright this season, Stanton was barely utilized, throwing a combined seven passes and recording numerous kneel downs in six outings prior to the season finale. However, Stanton made a surprise appearance on the Cardinals' first drive after halftime, and head coach Bruce Arians revealed that an exchange of Palmer for Stanton was the plan all along in a postgame press conference. This matchup with the Seahawks didn't include numerous fist pumps and a rockette-esque kick from Stanton, as the Cardinals' offense sputtered to a measly 110 yards, two punts, and a pair of picks with the nine-year veteran under center. After two weeks to prepare for a divisional round contest, Palmer will usurp Stanton when the Cardinals next take the field on Jan. 16.

Drew Stanton
QB ARI (9)
9 months ago

Stanton completed his sole pass for six yards and recorded three carries for minus-three yards in Sunday's win at St. Louis.

EDGE Analysis

When Stanton records such a line, Carson Palmer has directed a convincing victory while avoiding injury, which has so far occurred three times this season. No matter how often Stanton appears, all is well in the Arizona desert as long as his cameos are brief.

Drew Stanton
QB ARI (9)
1 year ago

Stanton (knee) led the second-team offense in last week's minicamp, the Cardinals' official site reports.

Stanton was able to participate in the entire offseason program, meaning the sprained ACL and Grade 2 MCL sprain suffered in Week 15 last season is behind him. Meanwhile, with Carson Palmer (knee) cleared for 11-on-11 work, Stanton predictably moved back to his expected role as the Cardinals' backup quarterback, where he'll reside in case of emergency.

Drew Stanton
QB ARI (9)
1 year ago

Stanton said Tuesday that he'll be able to take part in all football activities during the offseason, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports.

After suffering a sprained ACL and Grade 2 MCL sprain in Week 15, Stanton didn't helm the offense for the rest of the regular season and even required surgery to combat an infection on Dec. 24. Heading into the playoffs, there was a belief within the Cardinals' organization that he may be able to suit up, if the team emerged victorious in the Wild Card round. Alas, that didn't come to pass, and coach Bruce Arians was required to trust in Ryan Lindley due to the absence of Carson Palmer (knee). With offseason workouts underway, Stanton admitted that he may take a cautious approach with his conditioning, but if Palmer's recovery from a torn ACL is at all delayed, Stanton is the clear option to fill in as the No. 1 signal caller.

Drew Stanton
QB ARI (9)
2 years ago

Coach Bruce Arians said Tuesday that he expects Stanton (knee) to be "ready to go" for the team's offseason activities, NFL.com's Kevin Patra reports.

Stanton seemed to have a legitimate chance of returning to action if the Cardinals' postseason stay had lasted beyond the Wild Card round, so it's not surprising that he's expected to enjoy a relatively normal offseason. The veteran backup was a passable fill-in for Carson Palmer (knee) while appearing in nine games for the Cardinals, and should be slated to open 2015 as the team's No. 2 quarterback.

Drew Stanton
QB ARI (9)
2 years ago

Stanton won't require another surgery on his right knee, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

Stanton suffered a sprained knee in Week 15, which kicked off a "will he or won't he" return before the Cardinals' campaign concludes. However, between the final two games of the regular season, he underwent a procedure to combat an infection in the aforementioned region, all but ending his hopes of playing again this season. The development forced coach Bruce Arians to stick with the underwhelming Ryan Lindley through Saturday's season-ending loss in the wild-card round at Carolina, but worry not, as Stanton expects to be healthy by the start of offseason workouts. Depending on the progress made by Carson Palmer (knee) with his own recovery, Stanton could begin next season as Arizona's starting quarterback. Otherwise, another year as a backup would be on Stanton's docket.

Drew Stanton
QB ARI (9)
2 years ago

Stanton (knee) is out for Saturday's game against the Panthers, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

With Stanton out this weekend, and presumably day-to-day beyond that -- should Arizona advance in the playoffs -- Ryan Lindley will draw the start at QB for the Cardinals on Saturday.

Drew Stanton
QB ARI (9)
2 years ago

Stanton (knee) wasn't spotted during the open portion of Thursday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

While Stanton has yet to be declared out this week, coach Bruce Arians previously indicated that if the QB didn't practice by Thursday, he wouldn't play Saturday against the Panthers. We'll have to see if that notion is still in play, but at this stage it looks like Ryan Lindley is on track to draw this weekend's start for the Cardinals.

Drew Stanton
QB ARI (9)
2 years ago

Stanton (knee) wasn't present for the open portion of Wednesday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Coach Bruce Arians previously indicated that Stanton needed to practice either Wednesday or Thursday in order to play Saturday at Carolina, and with that in mind -- what, if anything -- the QB is able to do Thursday will be telling. At this stage though, it looks like Ryan Lindley will likely draw this weekend's start.