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Skelton likely Cards' odd man out

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02:26 PM ET 04.01 | The Arizona Cardinals are reportedly close to a deal for Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer. As a result of that trade, current quarterback John Skelton could be on his way out of Arizona. Skelton would likely be released to make room for Palmer, as opposed to being the backup. Skelton is one of four quarterbacks currently on the Arizona roster, alongside Brian Hoyer, Ryan Lindley and Drew Stanton. He's received multiple chances at being the starter over the past couple seasons, but none of those opportunities have panned out. In 2012, Skelton played in seven games and threw for 1,132 yards with two touchdowns against a whopping nine interceptions, completing just 54.2 percent of his passes.

Ian Rapoport

, USA TODAY Sports USA TODAY Sports
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April 1, 2013  02:38 PM ET

I was wondering if he's the one. You know, the Skelton in the closet?

April 1, 2013  03:10 PM ET

Not convinced he's gonna spark much interest elsewhere with a track record like that.

April 1, 2013  03:42 PM ET

I hear the Jets are looking for a quarterback.....

April 1, 2013  04:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I hear the Jets are looking for a quarterback.....

or 10!

April 1, 2013  04:09 PM ET

Sad to say but Palmer would be a vast improvement to that list of what should only be backup QBs currently on Arizonia's roster.

April 1, 2013  06:54 PM ET

and Glennon or Tyler Wilson in the 2nd round and say sayonara to Lindley and Hoyer while you're at it

April 1, 2013  09:00 PM ET

Skelton is the Mark Sanchez of backup QB's.

April 1, 2013  09:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

"Red" Skelton?

What would Gertude have to say to Heathcliff?

What would Freddie the Freeloader have to say to Clem Kadiddlehopper?

Inquiring minds gots to know~!

April 1, 2013  09:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I was wondering if he's the one. You know, the Skelton in the closet?

Groan...

April 1, 2013  09:51 PM ET

Either Skelton or Ryan Lindley are the worst QB I've ever seen. Maybe both.

And I've seen Ryan Leaf, JaMarcus Russell, etc.

April 1, 2013  09:53 PM ET

are, is, whatever.

Point is, Skelton and Lindley are awful with a capital awful.

April 2, 2013  03:59 AM ET

Geez. This dude gives bums a bad name.

April 2, 2013  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

are, is, whatever.Point is, Skelton and Lindley are awful with a capital awful.

Very true. Lindley was a rookie last year, so I'm willing to give him another look. Skelton has had multiple chances and he is simply awful.

 
April 2, 2013  11:29 AM ET

Until the Cards beef up thier O Line, nobody will have success as a QB for them. Hard to really evaluate these guys when they are constantly running for thier lives.

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