Cardinals Announce Quarterback Signing

The Arizona Cardinals are preparing a contingency plan in case quarterback Kyler Murray isn't ready for the beginning of the 2023 season, and that includes linking up with a familiar face. The team officially re-signed quarterback David Blough to a one-year deal.

Blough started two games late last season after Murray and top backup Colt McCoy went down with injuries. He completed 38 of 58 passes for 402 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in two losing efforts. Before his recent stint for the Cardinals, he was best known for an 0-5 stint with the Detroit Lions in 2019. He completed 94 of 174 passes for 984 yards, four touchdowns, and six interceptions.

The Cardinals are in the unenviable position of desperately needing to sort out their third-string quarterback situation. Incumbent starter Murray tore his ACL late last season and is expected to miss the opening of the 2023 season. McCoy is one of the league's better backups, but he hasn't managed more than four starts in a season since 2011. Assuming he holds onto his QB3 spot through training camp and preseason, there's a very good chance Blough sees the field this year.   

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