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Cardinals Position Overview 2021: Quarterback

Colt McCoy in place to back up Kyler Murray

The quarterback position is set for now and the foreseeable future with Kyler Murray (1).
The quarterback position is set for now and the foreseeable future with Kyler Murray (1).

With July here and training camp scheduled to start soon, azcardinals.com will take a look at the Cardinals' individual position groups during this quiet time in the NFL and give our opinions about where the groups stand prior to camp. Today, quarterbacks.

LOCKS: Kyler Murray, Colt McCoy

Murray goes into his third season with a Pro Bowl under his belt and his arrow pointing up. He still has aspects of his game with which he needs to improve, but there isn't a reason to think he cannot continue to improve. McCoy is going to be in a competition with Chris Streveler for the backup job, according to coach Kliff Kingsbury, but after last season's finale, it's hard to believe the Cards won't want a steady veteran as No. 2 in case Murray is sidelined for any amount of time.

WORK TO DO: Chris Streveler

Streveler struggled in his lone real outing last season, and while he will have a chance to stay in the No. 2 role, McCoy seems a heavy favorite. Will the Cardinals want a third QB, and will Streveler have a chance to be on the active roster if that is the case while they explore his Taysom Hill-type qualities?

UPGRADE ODDS: Low

The Cardinals could add a fourth quarterback as a camp arm, unless they decide Streveler needs all the reps in practice and preseason that the last guy might take. But with Murray in place and McCoy signed, there isn't much need here.

Images of the Cardinals quarterbacks heading into training camp.

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