The Arizona Cardinals are having a rough year.
This year, many people believed that this would be the time that they get everything lined up. he franchise's 98th season in the National Football League, 30th in Arizona, and 12th at the University of Phoenix Stadium.
It will also be the fifth season under head coach Bruce Arians. They will try to improve on a 7–8–1 season they had in 2016.
Currently, the time is 3-4 and ranks third in the NFC West division behind the Los Angeles Rams, who are 5-2, and the Seattle Seahawks, who are 4-2. Things went south recently when quarterback Carson Palmer went down with an injury. Palmer is seeking a second opinion on his broken left arm, according to his head coach.
If you recall, Palmer was injured in the second quarter of the Cardinals' 33-0 loss to the Los Angeles Rams Sunday in London. The original timeline of his recovery was projected at eight weeks, but Palmer seems to be hoping another specialist's opinion could reduce that time frame.
"It's just a matter of how soon he can come back and still be protective with it," Arians said of Palmer.
If the Cardinals place Palmer on injured reserve, Arians said a roster spot will be saved to bring him back later in the season. Arians said Palmer felt he might be able to come back in four-to-six weeks.
"It depends what the surgeon says. He is a fast healer, he's had it broken before and he says he was back in five or so," Arians said."Drew will bounce back and play a whole lot better when he gets the practice time.”
Running back David Johnson, who was to be the focal point of their offense this season, is out Thanksgiving at best after early-season wrist surgery.
"Nobody's going to throw a pity party for us as far as who's playing, who's not," Arians said. "We still have to find a game plan that wins, and my job is to get our players ready to win."
Blaine Gabbert will become the backup, and Arians said the Cardinals might add a quarterback to the practice squad. Keep in mind that the Cardinals have typically carried just two quarterbacks on the active roster over the course of a season.
As a result of this injury, fans of the National Football League are becoming concerned about the status of their season. Thus, they have turned the r/AZCardinals on Reddit into a birdwatching subreddit. It has never been more active.