Derek Anderson Won’t Find John Skelton’s Rookie Cards Too Funny
The Arizona Cardinals are 3-9 behind a passing offense that ranks 30th in the league. The main cause for this horrendous record is the lack of leadership at the quarterback position. Earlier in the season Arizona created a stir when they named un-drafted rookie Max Hall the starter over six-year veteran Derek Anderson. After a couple of less-than-heroic games, Arizona gave the starting job back to Derek Anderson.
Derek has since helped Arizona secure seven straight losses, but he may not last for long. In a nationally televised Monday Night Football game, Anderson was seen laughing on the sideline during the second half of a game in which his team was getting pummeled. Former Tampa Bay coach John Gruden called Anderson out during the live telecast and replayed Anderson's seemingly apathetic attitude for all the world to see.
What resulted was a media frenzy that included Anderson throwing a temper tantrum at a press conference, Magic Johnson saying he would “kill" Anderson if he were his coach, and ESPN speculating as to what he might have been laughing at (below.)
Last week against St. Louis, Anderson incurred a head injury and it is suspected he won't be cleared to play Sunday against Denver. With Max Hall out for the season, Arizona may be forced to play rookie John Skelton, who coach Whisenhunt said was “not ready" for the NFL. Personally, I think Skelton has the most potential of their three quarterbacks, at this point I think Arizona fans would gladly take the rookie over Derek “The Joke" Anderson.
For those of you who enjoy prospecting Quarterbacks, Skelton might be a good investment since his autographs are affordable, have a lot of upside and were overshadowed by Max Hall's for much of the 2010 football card season. In addition, it was announced last night that either Skelton or recently signed Ronald Bartell will draw the start in Week 14, with Skelton the odds on favorite to take the field.