Tebow in Cardinals Thoughts?

The Arizona Cardinals have only one quarterback under contract and that quarterback is met with a laissez-faire attitude. The popular sentiment is that the Cardinals will give Matt Leinart his shot at running the team in 2010. But there are still two spots to fill in. With both free agency and the draft around the corner, Ken Whisenhunt fielded questions about Tebow and others at the Combine.

Ken Whisenhunt's general message to all quarterback inquiries at the Combine was: it's too early to tell. He may bring in a veteran quarterback via free agency; he may bring in a first or second-round quarterback via the draft; or he may be camped out in front of Kurt Warner's house begging for a Brett Favre type move.

However they build the quarterback group, Matt Leinart will have to work to be the No. 1.

"I think everybody on our team knows that they've got to play and play well to keep their positions," Whisenhunt said. "It's hard to say Matt has to earn it now because he's the only quarterback on our roster. There is no secret we've got to address that. We've got to get more depth at that position.

QB Matt Leinart
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"Matt understands the sense of urgency about that position. I don't think there's any secret about that. I think he's been with us for three years now. He's worked very hard to improve his game and we're all excited to see where that goes for us this year."

As far as building through the draft, the Cardinals are going to take the same approach they've taken since Whisenhunt's arrival.

"We're going to continue doing what we've done in the draft, as far as evaluating personnel and taking the best player available who fits what we do. We've had great success with that and that's the way we'll continue."

Perhaps Tim Tebow could be that guy, perhaps not. Despite every ounce of Tebow criticism, people seem to be fascinated with him. Whisenhunt will be watching.

"He's an interesting guy," Whisenhunt said of Tebow. "I think the one thing you can't overlook is he has been very successful in college football. He's won a lot of games, and there's a lot to be said for that. So I think the transition for any player moving to this level is going to be difficult to a degree. For Tim, because of the offense that they ran, there is going to be a transition period. One thing I'll say about him, he's a very good athlete and he's done a lot of things for that offense.

"I'm excited to see what he does this spring in his workouts and how he adapts to the pro style things he's going to be asked to do. It's going to be interesting to see where it goes."


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