Although the Cardinals fell just short, David Blough proved to be a solid NFL backup quarterback in his first start since the 2019 season.
Blough threw for 222 yards and one touchdown, but more importantly, there were no turnovers on his part.
After the game, Kliff Kingsbury spoke quite highly of the 30-year-old’s impressive performance, via Craig Grialou at AZ Sports.
“He (David Blough) did an excellent job, operating at a high level.”
This strong first start offers a reasonable solution to the Cardinals’ backup slot that is still up in the air for next season.
With the Cardinals’ current second string quarterback, Colt McCoy, turning 37 at the beginning of the 2023 season, there is a high likelihood he will retire during this upcoming offseason.
Meanwhile, there is a good chance that Kyler Murray will miss the first couple of weeks with his torn ACL. That means the Cardinals will need a quarterback to get off to a good start next season.
Of course, it is hard to judge Blough’s ability off of just one game, after all, he still holds a 0-6 record as a starter in the NFL.
Nevertheless, based on his performance against the Falcons, he looks to be a viable option to start for Arizona next season.
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