Derek Anderson Over Matt Leinart? Really Ken Whisenhunt?

September 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Did Ken Whisenhunt watch Derek Anderson last year? Or even during the preseason?
I seriously question whether Derek Anderson is really a better option at starting quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals than Matt Leinart.

Yes, Anderson has a much stronger arm than Leinart but that does not mean anything if he cannot complete passes to his own team. This preseason he has only completed 58.9 percent of his passes while Leinart completed 76 percent (and I don't care that he checked down often, he still completed passes).

And in the regular season, where the games actually count, Anderson has only completed 52.9 percent of his passes and has only one more touchdown than interception in his career with a very mediocre 69.7 quarterback rating. In his "breakout" season in 2007, he only completed 56.5 percent of his passes, not a good percentage at all, as well as tossing 19 passes to the other team.
And you do not want to see his numbers from last year. A 44.5 percent ...

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