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Cardinals still have a quarterback situation to figure out

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As of right now, the Arizona Cardinals do not have an official Week One quarterback for the 2023 season, and Michael Bidwill may be beginning to worry.

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Starting QB Kyler Murray is not expected to return until around the midway point of the season due to ongoing rehab from his ACL tear. 

According to Bidwill, per NFL insider Kevin Patra:

I think (his return) is going to be earlier than this midseason, so hopefully, it’s toward the beginning of the season, but I don’t want to put any specific dates.”  “There could be setbacks, the progress could slow. But he’s a young man, it looks like he is a fast healer, things are going well. Let’s hope that keeps going the way it is.”

Typically, the Cardinals would turn towards Colt McCoy, however, at 36 years old, McCoy has been in constant recovery from a lingering injury yet to be named.

“Colt is coming back from an injury that is going to limit him in the offseason.” ” It’s another set of dynamics that (offensive coordinator) Drew Petzing and JG (Jonathan Gannon) have to work through, and general manager Monti (Ossenfort). “We’ll see what exactly the plan is.” “That’s not for me to figure out; that’s for those guys to figure out.”

And for Tracey McSorley and David Blough (3rd & 4th string options, respectively), they are currently free agents. Both quarterbacks saw some playing time towards the end of last season due to the injury plague that struck Arizona.

While Bidwill remains somewhat optimistic that Murray will come back earlier than expected, the last thing the Cardinals want to do is bring him back prematurely.

Best case scenario: Colt McCoy holds down the fort for the first six games, keeping Arizona in the hunt for a playoff run.

Their schedule to begin the season has not been released. 

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