NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported today that a bevy of Cardinals executives, including their owner and head coach, were on hand today to witness a private workout for one of the top quarterbacks in the 2017 NFL Draft.
This shouldn’t be surprising news to those who have been following the Cardinals’ offseason, as they will be gathering as much information as possible on this crop of quarterbacks in an effort to discover if Carson Palmer’s replacement is in this draft.
The Cardinals also sent Offensive Assistant Tom Moore to watch Pitt Quarterback Nathan Peterman earlier today.
That said, besides the fact that Bruce Arians was in attendance, having Team President Michael Bidwill present is indeed a bit more unique, as he is the Team President. It does make sense though as Patrick Mahomes II is now being projected as a first-round pick. Whoever the Cardinals decide to draft with pick #13 will need to have Bidwill on board.
A former Texas Tech prospect, Mahomes has recently been shooting up draft boards recently with a big arm and production in a spread offense and had a private workout with Saints HC Sean Payton recently as well. His biggest questions seem to revolve around his sloppy mechanics and overall adjustment to the NFL game.
For more analysis on Mahomes and the rest of the 2017 NFL Quarterbacks, check out our series here on Revenge of the Birds breaking them down.
It’s nothing unusual for Bruce Arians to see the top quarterback prospects in person as well, as the coach was on record as formerly attending a private workout with Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas in 2014. The team went on to draft him in the 4th round that year.
Here’s a tweet from Arians’ meeting with Thomas back before the 2014 draft, which was the only REPORTED private workout that Thomas had or that the Cardinals attended (though it’s likely that there were plenty others that weren’t reported).
So, what are your thoughts about this Cardinals private workout visit with Mahomes? A big deal or just standard procedure for looking at Quarterbacks during the offseason for the Cardinals?
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