When Chris Streveler signed with the Arizona Cardinals, it was assumed he’d be vying to make the team as a third-string quarterback with special package intrigue.
The latter is still the case, but Streveler is competing with Brett Hundley for the backup spot behind 2019 No. 1 overall draft pick Kyler Murray. According to head coach Kliff Kingsbury, nothing has been decided behind the reigning NFL’s offensive rookie of the year.
“We are still working through that. Both guys have had their moments. We want to continue to evaluate through this week and go from there,” Kingsbury said. “Both are talented and athletic guys who can come in and allow us to run our offence like we would with Kyler.”
Kingsbury and Streveler have bonded over playing days with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and shared love for Earls. The 25-year-old Streveler threw for 2,698 yards in two seasons with the Bombers along with 19 touchdowns and 19 interceptions. He has rushed for 1,167 yards and 22 touchdowns averaging 5.7 yards per carry.
Streveler was especially effective for Winnipeg during the 2019 CFL championship run in the post-season. He rushed for 82 yards and a touchdown in the West Semi-Final in Calgary and threw a touchdown pass to Andrew Harris in the Grey Cup victory. That momentum was used to garner NFL intrigue, working out for the Cardinals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins, ultimately signing in Arizona.
Kingsbury is known for having an innovative and creative approach on offence, it could lead to Streveler unseating Hundley and earning a larger role with the Cardinals.