The Arizona Cardinals are only a quarterback away from reclaiming their lofty perch atop the NFC West.
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Though each brings a solid skill set to the table, the decision to add the right player could come down to his fit within the Cardinals' scheme and the cost to pry each from his respective squad.
In Whisenhunt's system, the quarterback is expected to be an efficient distributor with solid game management skills. He must possess excellent awareness and anticipation because the scheme often puts the onus on the quarterback to defeat the blitz by finding the "hot" receiver in the progression. This not only requires a great feel for coverage but also the courage to stand in and deliver under fire.
Given the correlation between the play of the quarterback and the Cardinals' performance, it's important for Whisenhunt to find the right guy to lead the franchise for the long term.