Stanton wants to win Cardinals QB job
Reporter: Jason Barr, Sports Director
TEMPE (AP) Quarterback Drew Stanton, who followed new Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians to the desert, said Wednesday he believes he can solve the team's dilemma at the position.
Stanton, who agreed to a three-year, $8.2 million contract, plus incentives, with $3 million guaranteed, said he was told only that he would be competing for the starting job at a position that was a main reason Arizona had the worst offense in the NFL last season."They need to find answers at this position," Stanton said. "I want to be that answer. I'm going to do everything in my power to be that answer and I know given that opportunity I feel like I can."
Receiver Larry Fitzgerald, in an interview with ESPN Radio's "SVP and Russillo" show Thursday, said he has confidence that Arians will improve the team's quarterback situation.
"We want to have some stability at the position. We want to have somebody that we know can lead for a couple of years and can try to get us back to the playoffs," he said. "I know that Coach Arians has a done a fantastic job of molding quarterbacks ... look what he was able to do with Andrew Luck last year."
Fitzgerald said that he's excited to be working with Arians and knows that whoever ends up taking snaps under center is going to do a great job and is going to have great tutelage."
Stanton backed up Luck last season in Indianapolis, where Arians served first as offensive coordinator, then as interim head coach.
He said he knew that when Arians left Indianapolis for Arizona, the Cardinals would be a good destination in his bid to become a starting quarterback.