Skelton Earns Start for Arizona Cardinals


POSTED: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 3:34pm

UPDATED: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 5:45pm

Football season is upon us and in the NFL we already know we'll see something we've never seen before... 5 starting rookie quarterbacks.

First, former Burges Mustang John Skelton will get the starting nod in Phoenix for the Arizona Cardinals in week one against the Seahawks on Sunday, September 9. Skelton was promoted by coach Ken Whisenhunt over Kevin Kolb. "I'm not going to get into the specifics of everything that was involved but it's fair to say at this point going forward we feel like the quarterback that gives us the best chance to win right now is John Skelton," Whisenhunt said. Skelton is in his third season with Arizona after being drafted in the fifth round out of Fordham, and was 5-2 as a starter last season.

As you may have already known... Robert Griffin III is set to start for the Redskins when they open up against the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome a week from Sunday.

Likewise, Andrew Luck, the number one overall draft pick, will lead the Colts on the field as they begin their first post-Peyton season in Chicago against the Bears.

Just last week, the Seattle Seahawks named 3rd round draft pick Russell Wilson as their starter... and that's despite the fact they signed veteran QN Matt Flynn to a multi-year deal earlier this year.

The Dolphins will look to their first round draft pick Ryan Tannehill to take over the team after Tannehill beat out Matt Moore for the starting job in training camp.

The Dolphins open against the Houston Texans, and the Cleveland Browns have tapped Brandon Weeden as their starter this season.

Weeden was the 22nd overall draft pick and, at 28 years old, was the oldest player ever selected in the first round.

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