You should be excited. There are only three days remaining until the Arizona Cardinals kick off their season on Monday Night Football.
So today we look at No. 3 and its history.
It is worn by a man who hopefully is the best of the group -- Carson Palmer. He was acquired after the 2012 season in a trade with the Raiders. It was a swap of picks in 2013 and a seventh rounder this year. He threw for a career high in yards (over 4200) and led the team to a 10-6 season, even while throwing 22 interceptions. There are high hopes for him this season.
In 2011 and 2012, kicker Jay Feely wore it. He wore No. 4 in 2010 and in 2013. Now he doesn't wear any number as he is jobless right now.
In 2010, our favorite quarterback Derek Anderson wore it, and he took things seriously. He beat out Matt Leinart for the starting job that season, the first year after Kurt Warner retired. He has found himself a nice job since then, as he was released after the season -- he is Cam Newton's backup.
Kicker Nick Novak was a stand-in kicker in 2005 wearing No. 3 when Neil Rackers was dinged up. He made all three of his field goal attempts.
I don't remember him at all, but kicker Kevin Butler wore it for part of 1996 and 1997. He was the longtime kicker for the Bears (11 seasons) and then ended his career in Arizona...like it seems so many do.
Quarterback Timm Rosenbach was No. 3 from 1989-92. Unfortunately, he was another failed quarterback attempt. He was taken in the supplemental draft and took every snap in 1990. Injuries and being gun-shy after being sacked and hit a ton ended his NFL career. I wrote a story about him when the supplemental draft happened (and nothing happened).
Then, you go way back to the 60s:
1963-67 -- Billy Grambell
1961 -- Ralph Guglielme
1960 -- George Izo