Arizona Cardinals' head coach Ken Whisenhunt named rookie quarterback John Skelton the starting quarterback for this Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos. Whisenhunt said of the decision:
"Didn’t really have a choice," Whisenhunt said, adding that Skelton’s command of the offense was better throughout the week and that he’s better prepared to play than the previous week.
But he was also quick to add that no one should expect the greatest performance from the young quarterback, which isn't exactly a boost of confidence for Skelton.
Derek Anderson is still suffering from the effects of a concussion and has yet to pass tests to be cleared to play. However, he may be able to be the third quarterback on Sunday. Recently-signed Richard Bartel, out of Tarleton State, will be the backup to Skelton.
Quarterback Max Hall, a rookie out of BYU, played in six games for the Cardinals this season along with Derek Anderson, but he went on season-ending injury reserve with a separation to his non-throwing shoulder on Tuesday.