Arizona Cardinals Release John Skelton


Breaking news coming out of the Arizona Cardinals front office. The team has announced that they have released former starting quarterback John Skelton.

John Skelton has been apart of the Arizona Cardinals organization since he was drafted by the team in the 5th round of the 2010 NFL draft out of the University of Fordham. John Skelton was a part of Ken Whisenhunt’s attempt to find a solid backup quarterback to replace the future Hall of Famer Kurt Warner who retired from football after the 2009 NFL Season.

Dec. 16, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA: Arizona Cardinals quarterback John Skelton against the Detroit Lions at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Ken Whisenhunt’s attempt to find a replacement quarterback came out to be horrific after Warner retired. John Skelton was among the list of quarterbacks that tried to work with Ken Whisenhunt but no prevail.

John Skelton in his career with the Arizona Cardinals played a total of 17 games and performed under the standards that the team had wished for and he just was not in the future plans for new head coach Bruce Arians who is coming over from the Colts and trying to take the Cardinals back to the NFL Playoffs in 2013.