Drew Stanton
QB ARI (8)
1 day ago

Blaine Gabbert will get the starting nod over Stanton (knee) for Week 12 against the Jaguars, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stanton is recovering from his knee sprain faster than expected and was even able to serve as the backup in Sunday's 31-21 loss to Houston. The Cardinals likely would give Gabbert another shot even if Stanton were at full strength, as Sunday's loss means the team would probably need to win each of its final six games to have a shot at reaching the playoffs. Given the unlikelihood of that scenario, it makes sense to evaluate the 28-year-old Gabbert, rather than starting a player like the 33-year-old Stanton who's proven to be no better than a competent backup.

Drew Stanton
QB ARI (8)
2 days ago

Cardinals general manager Steve Keim sounded like he wants to see Gabbert start over Stanton in Week 12 against the Jaguars, according to Darren Urban of the team's official website.

EDGE Analysis

Stanton made a quick recovery from a sprained knee and was active for Sunday's 31-21 loss to the Texans as the backup to Gabbert, who completed 22 of 34 passes for 257 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Sitting at 4-6 in a tough conference, the Cardinals are highly unlikely to qualify for the playoffs and seem to be curious about what they might have in Gabbert. There isn't much incentive to turn back to the 33-year-old Stanton, though he does seem to be a favorite of head coach Bruce Arians. The team could wait to see how things shake out in practice before naming a starter for its brutal Week 12 matchup with the Jaguars. Keim may have provided a slight hint, but he avoided making any kind of strong statement on the QB situation when he spoke to the media after Sunday's loss.

Drew Stanton
QB ARI (8)
3 days ago

Stanton (knee) is listed as active Sunday at Houston.

EDGE Analysis

The Cardinals have deemed Stanton's knee healthy enough to play, if needed, but Blaine Gabbert will be under center from the outset of the contest.

Drew Stanton
QB ARI (8)
4 days ago

Stanton (knee) will be a game-time decision to serve as Blaine Gabbert's backup in Sunday's game against the Texans, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stanton was a limited participant at every practice this week and is listed as questionable on the final injury report. He'll likely be ready by next week if he can't go Sunday, though it's quite possible the Cardinals stick with Gabbert if he plays well against the Texans. Should Stanton end up inactive, Matt Barkley would serve as the backup Sunday.

Drew Stanton
QB ARI (8)
6 days ago

Stanton (knee) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

So far, the Cardinals have delayed the announcement of their starting quarterback for Sunday's matchup with the Texans. As head coach Bruce Arians told Kyle Odegard of the team's official site Wednesday, Stanton is progressing through a knee sprain, which has manifested itself in participation in drills the past two days. If the Cardinals eventually turn elsewhere at QB, Blaine Gabbert is gearing up for the start by taking most of the first-team reps.

Drew Stanton
QB ARI (8)
7 days ago

The Cardinals are expected to name Blaine Gabbert as their starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Texans with Stanton (knee) unlikely to be available, sources have informed Mike Jurecki of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports.

EDGE Analysis

According to Craig Grialou of ArizonaSports.com, Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said Stanton, who sprained his right knee in the Week 10 loss to the Seahawks, was "one of the guys that practiced" Tuesday, but it sounds like the veteran signal caller wasn't able to assuage concerns about his health. As a result, Gabbert looks poised to become the Cardinals' third different starting quarterback this season, though it's expected the offense will once again skew run heavy, as it had under Stanton's direction the last two weeks. Since Stanton's injury isn't believed to be a significant one, he could take back starting duties as soon as the Week 12 game against the Jaguars if he receives clearance from team doctors.

Drew Stanton
QB ARI (8)
1 week ago

Stanton (knee) participated in Tuesday's session, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Afterward, head coach Bruce Arians said Stanton will have to prove he "can stay out of harm's way" in order to be cleared for Sunday's game against the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

Stanton sprained his knee during the second quarter of Thursday's loss to the Seahawks but toughed it out, settling at 24-of-47 passing for 273 yards and one touchdown. He's directing the offense with Carson Palmer (broken arm) on IR, so if Stanton doesn't receive clearance this week, the Cardinals plan to turn to Blaine Gabbbert, who handled some first-team reps Tuesday.

Drew Stanton
QB ARI (8)
2 weeks ago

Stanton suffered a sprained knee in Thursday's loss to the Seahawks, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stanton, who completed 24 of 47 passes for 273 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in Thursday's 22-16 loss to the Seahawks, appears to have also come out of the contest with a knee injury. Given that it was a Thursday game. the signal-caller will have extra recovery time, but his status for Week 11 is up in the air at this moment. Blaine Gabbert will draw the start under center should he ultimately be unable to go, while the team expects to bring Matt Barkley back.

Drew Stanton
QB ARI (8)
2 weeks ago

Stanton completed 24 of 47 passes for 273 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in Thursday's 22-16 loss to the Seahawks. He also gained a yard on his sole rush.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran journeyman couldn't get much going with the offense until late in the game, with a nine-play 75-yard drive his one solid drive. Stanton capped off that possession with a 14-yard touchdown to Jermaine Gresham, his third passing score over his two weeks as a starter. The 33-year-old has been reasonably effective in his first pair of games, but his current 50.6 percent completion rate is undeniably concerning. Stanton will look to up his efficiency versus the Texans in a Week 11 road matchup.

Drew Stanton
QB ARI (8)
2 weeks ago

Stanton completed 15 of 30 passes for 201 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 20-10 win over the 49ers. He also rushed four times for two yards.

EDGE Analysis

Stanton's final line was more or less what was expected of the veteran journeyman, as he mixed some strong throws with ineffective decisions. Stanton connected with Jermaine Gresham and Jaron Brown for scoring throws and hooked up with eight pass catchers overall. Head coach Bruce Arians did opt to lean very heavily on Adrian Peterson (37 rushes, 159 yards), so Stanton had a certain degree of pressure off his shoulders. It remains to be seen if he'll be able to generate a similar level of serviceable performance week-to-week, and he'll have an uphill battle against the Seahawks in Week 10.