NFL Fans Convinced Cardinals Are In Full Tank Mode After Latest Decision

Cardinals QB Kyler Murray

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NFL fans are fully convinced the Arizona Cardinals are going into tank mode this season after the team’s latest decision for the quarterback position.

Kyler Murray‘s health is still a concern and Colt McCoy is no longer on the roster. So, who will be starting?

According to Adam Schefter, Arizona is not planning “to activate QB Kyler Murray off the Physically Unable to Perform List by Tuesday’s 4 pm ET deadline.” If that’s the case, he’ll at least miss the first four games of the season.

Shortly after that decision was made, Schefter reported that McCoy was released from the team. Either Joshua Dobbs or Clayton Tune will be named the starter for Week 1 against the Washington Commanders.

The quarterback situation is completely up in the air right now. You’d think McCoy would have been the best option, as he’s been a solid backup for the Cardinals in recent years.

However, head coach Jonathan Gannon wants to go a different route. Even so, he’s still not naming who will start in Week 1 “because he wants to maintain a ‘competitive advantage,'” per Ari Meirov.

I’m not sure what kind of competitive advantage this gives the Cardinals considering their options are either a journey-man quarterback or a rookie selected in the fifth round.

The Commanders’ defense probably isn’t too worried about who will start for Arizona, as there can’t be that much difference.

But still, all signs are pointing to the Cardinals embracing the tank, and NFL fans are fully convinced.

Perfect use of this viral clip.

Do the Cardinals have Caleb Williams in their sights?

If this is what the franchise is doing then I respect the move. Williams looks amazing.

The Cardinals will eventually name a starter within the coming days, as their Week 1 matchup takes place on September 10.

And if the franchise ends up finishing in last place, then Kyler Murray trade rumors will hit full swing. But we still have an entire NFL season before any of that happens.