The Arizona Cardinals have indicated throughout the offseason that the franchise will do its due diligence with all of the top draft-eligible quarterbacks this year, and on Tuesday, the team stayed true to its word.
According to a report from Tony Pauline of Draftanalyst.com, the Cardinals sent quarterbacks' coach Byron Leftwich to North Carolina's Pro Day to watch quarterback Mitch Trubisky participate in drills.
Trubisky started just one season for the Tar Heels, but completed 68 percent of his passes in 2016 and threw 30 touchdowns compared to just six interceptions while leading North Carolina to an 8-5 record and an appearance in the Sun Bowl.
Trubisky tested well at the NFL Combine where he ran a 4.67-second time in the 40-yard dash, a 6.87-second time in the three-cone drill and a 4.25-second time in the 20-yard shuttle. However, according to Pauline's report, Trubisky's Pro Day didn't go as well as the quarterback had hoped.
According to Pauline, the position drills for Trubisky and his receivers were held outdoors in windy conditions and Trubisky struggled with his accuracy during the drills.
Nevertheless, according to a separate report from Yahoo, Trubisky has plans to meet with the Cardinals and participate in a private workout before April's NFL Draft.
Trubisky, Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer, Clemson's Deshaun Watson and Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes are considered the top four quarterbacks available in this year's draft, and Arizona is expected to take a long look at each passer.
With 37-year-old starter Carson Palmer nearing the end of his career, Cardinals' general manager Steve Keim and head coach Bruce Arians have acknowledged that the franchise needs to work to secure a quarterback of the future, and have said that this year's draft will provide an opportunity for the organization to evaluate the various passers available. Palmer is signed through the 2018 season, but may once again consider retirement after the 2017 campaign.