After the Cardinals game against the 49ers this past Sunday, there are a few things that I noticed. One, obviously, is Carson Palmer's 2 interceptions thrown in the very first quarter of the game. While Palmer played decently in the second half, you cannot have your QB throw those kinds of interceptions that close to your own end zone. That being said, give a big shout out to the defense and how they played after those 2 INTs that gave the 49ers starting field position in the red zone. Secondly, where is Ryan Williams? I don't know exactly what goes on in that locker room of course and I know he has been injured, but wasn't he supposed to be a key member of this offense?
My thought was that Bruce Arians really like Ryan Williams. I would have really liked to see a 1-2 punch of Mendenhall and Williams. One bright side of the absence of Williams has been the play of Andre Ellington. He has been a bright spot at running back; he can catch the ball out of the back field and has the speed to get good yardage on the ground. If anyone can fill me in as to why Williams isn't playing, I would appreciate it.
Now, lets focus on the quarterback position. At times, Carson Palmer can look very good but there are other times where he makes unwise decisions that result in interceptions, overthrown passes, etc. I think it's finally time for the Arizona Cardinals to go into an NFL draft with the mindset of "we need to draft our future quarterback." Whether or not this can happen in the next draft, I don't know. But I think that the Cards' front office needs to go out and get that future franchise player to build around. Not saying that Palmer doesn't have anything left in the tank, but the Cardinals have had bad luck lately with trying to make stars out of QBs who don't have the talent to do so.
My question to you all now is, what QB in the next 2 drafts do you think is the future franchise player that the Cardinals should take? Also, if you have any other players at any other position that you think the Cards should take, feel free to mention them! Thanks for reading!