After signing their sixth and seventh round picks in the previous week, the Arizona Cardinals have signed popular draft pick, quarterback John Skelton. Skelton was signed to a $1.972 million contract worth four years with a $182,000 signing bonus according to the National Football Post.
Skelton - who was a highly regarded quarterback coming out of the draft - played his college ball at small school Fordham. The Cardinals traded starting cornerback Bryant McFadden back to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a fifth round pick so that they could draft the quarterback for depth and possible future purposes.
Skelton is a big-armed tall quarterback that needs time to develop before he can be considered ready to play in this league. Be that as it may, the potential in Skelton seems endless, and a lot of us have been clamoring at the idea of him being the future quarterback of the Arizona Cardinals if Matt Leinart falters this year.
As a result of the signing, the Cardinals were forced to part ways with safety Herana-Daze Jones in order to stay below the roster limit. With Skelton now signed, the team can focus their attention on fourth round pick outside linebacker O'Brien Schofield.