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NFL Power rankings: Arizona Cardinals still among the worst in the league

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Despite a lot of moves, people aren't sold on the one move that matters most -- the quarterback position.

Justin K. Aller

Heading into this offseason, the Arizona Cardinals wanted to improve the quarterback position. So far, they have tendered Brian Hoyer, cut Kevin Kolb and signed Drew Stanton to a three-year contract. By all reports, head coach Bruce Arians is comfortable with Stanton starting for the team moving forward.

He may be the answer, but he is certainly unproven. In SB Nation's first power rankings of the new league year, the Cardinals are listed as the third worst team.

Writes Kenneth Arthur:

"I have all the confidence in the world with him being our starter." - Bruce Arians, Cardinals head coach, on free agent quarterback Drew Stanton. I want to say "truer words have never been spoken" but I think it would be more appropriate to just say "It's true that words were spoken."

Clearly, he is not sold, although he admits that his competition is not stiff, going up against Hoyer, John Skelton, Ryan Lindley and probably a rookie.

The moral of the story? Arizona is going to have to prove the world wrong. And they need Stanton to be much better than he previously has been in his career.

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