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Drew Stanton only had interest as a backup quarterback

That could explain why he came back to the Cardinals.

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After backup quarterback Drew Stanton re-signed with the Arizona Cardinals on a two-year contract, he indicated there was interest in his services from other teams, but he felt the situation with the Cardinals was the best for him. Stanton told ESPN's Josh Weinfuss who those teams were and it turns out none waslooking for a starter.

Weinfuss reported Stanton had interest from the Dallas Cowboys, Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins. None of those teams has a question mark at starting quarterback. Dallas has Tony Romo. Tennessee has Marcus Mariota. Indy has Andrew Luck and Miami has Ryan Tannehill. It is very understandable why all these teams had interest in Stanton, though. Romo and Luck missed time with injuries last year Mariota is young and could use a veteran model behind him, as could Tannehill.

Stanton also indicated as free agents were signed, interest waned a bit because salary cap space dried up.

So if Stanton was going  to be a backup anyway, it made sense to stay where he has his family now, where he has a chance at winning and knows the coaching staff and offense well.

Now Arizona has a solid option behind Palmer if he should get hurt. Arizona went 5-3 in 2014 with Stanton leading the way. While he costs the team a little more, he certainly gives the Cardinals a better shot to win than Matt Barkley or some rookie.