Arizona Cardinals’ head coach Kliff Kingsbury has confidence in former CFL quarterback Chris Streveler.
Kingsbury and general manager Steve Keim decided to keep three QBs on the team’s 53-man active roster for the start of the 2020 season. Kyler Murray, the first overall pick from the 2019 draft, is the unquestioned starter after winning the NFL’s offensive rookie of the year award last season. Journeyman Brett Hundley and Streveler are the two men behind Murray.
“As far as the three quarterbacks go, we just feel like there is three quality players on this roster. Obviously Kyler is the starter, but the other two we feel like can come in and perform and win games,” Kingsbury said.
“With everything going on, the COVID situation, you can’t have enough guys like that who truly can step in and operate at a high level and win games. They all earned it, basically.”
Hundley is listed as the backup pivot on Arizona’s depth chart with Streveler the third stringer for Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers. Kingsbury was impressed with how Streveler learned and executed his offensive scheme in training camp, and views the six-foot-one, 216-pound dual-threat QB as a winner.
That praise from Kingsbury increased Streveler’s earning potential as he’s scheduled to make $610,000 USD during his first season in the NFL.