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Arizona Cardinals had a chance to add a young quarterback in 2017, now they must in 2018

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The Arizona Cardinals need a quarterback, but will it cost them more than it would last year?

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With the way things sit at this moment, the lamenting of missing on a quarterback in the 2017 NFL Draft among Arizona Cardinals fans is real.

Hindsight is always 20/20, but the reality is and was that the Cardinals were in a position of strength in the 2017 draft, where in the 2018 draft they are not.

Oh sure, they can absolutely pick up a quarterback in free agency or through a trade, but they’ll again be playing from a position of weakness.

They already missed out on Alex Smith because of the price, which wasn’t a bad thing, but it is setting the stage for the offseason.

The Cardinals have to find a quarterback and they are stuck in either overpaying, ala the Skins to the Chiefs, in the draft or what Kirk Cousins will command, hoping they find another Kurt Warner in free agency or Carson Palmer via trade, or they’re going to be left with the quarterback scraps in free agency or the draft.

Last year was the year to make a bold play, now they are in crisis control mode. Will Steve Keim hit it out of the park again?