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John Skelton - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 6"/ 244 lbs.
Birthday 03/17/1988
Birthplace El Paso, TX
College Fordham
Years played 4
Drafted 2010, 5th round, 24th pick by Cardinals

Skelton gets the nod for Sunday

Posted Dec. 10, 2010 @ 3:17 p.m. ET
Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt named John Skelton the starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

Cardinals QB Hall to I.R.

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 1:42 p.m. ET
The Cardinals have placed rookie QB Max Hall on injured reserve and signed QB Richard Bartel.

QB burnout absolutely killing lowly Cardinals

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 6:26 p.m. ET
With their quarterbacks dropping like flies, the Cardinals aren’t exactly sure where to turn in a season that is now assured of being the worst in the Ken Whisenhunt regime.

More injuries for Cardinals QBs

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 7:56 p.m. ET
The Cardinals' quarterback shuffle continued in Sunday's loss to the Rams when emergency third-QB John Skelton had to play.

Rams DT Gibson deserves more credit

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 1:43 a.m. ET
St. Louis DRT Gary Gibson doesn't have any eye-catching stats, but he's consistently disruptive, according to one Rams insider in this week's NFC West Whispers.

Hall could be Cardinals' QB of future

Posted Sept. 09, 2010 @ 1:40 p.m. ET
Make way for undrafted rookie QB Max Hall, a local boy who has wasted precious little time making good with the Cardinals and their fans.

Report: Cardinals shopping Leinart

Posted Sept. 01, 2010 @ 11:23 a.m. ET
In what has turned into a very public quarterback battle in Arizona, reports indicate that the Cardinals are now talking with teams about trading QB Matt Leinart.

Gonzalez, Stewart surprisingly sidelined

Posted June 20, 2010 @ 11:29 a.m. ET
Although Colts WR Anthony Gonzalez and Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart were sidelined during their teams' respective OTAs, according to "Whispers," both teams aren't worried about the players being ready by fall.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted April 03, 2013
The Bengals have acquired quarterback John Skelton off waivers from Arizona to compete for the job backing up Andy Dalton.||||||| Skelton was a fifth-round pick from Fordham in 2010 who started 17 games in three seasons, including six last year. He has completed 53 percent of his passes for 3,707 yards with 15 touchdowns and 25 interceptions.
Posted April 01, 2013
The Arizona Cardinals have released quarterback John Skelton, who started 17 games for the team over the past three seasons. The move on Monday came amid reports the team was trying to work out a trade to bring quarterback Carson Palmer from Oakland.||||||| Skelton beat out Kevin Kolb for the starting job under then-coach Ken Whisenhunt in training camp last season. He was hurt in the opener and Kolb took over.
Posted Dec. 10, 2012
Skelton didn't do any favors for himself while getting the start on Sunday, going 11 of 22 for 74 yards with four interceptions and a lost fumble before being replaced by Ryan Lindley.||||||| Lindley didn't fare much better in the embarrassing 58-0 defeat, going 8 of 17 for 59 yards and losing a fumble of his own.
Posted Dec. 05, 2012
Skelton will be back at starting quarterback when the Cardinals play the Seahawks Sunday in Seattle. Coach Ken Whisenhunt says his decision to replace rookie Ryan Lindley was based on several factors, including the environment the Cardinals will face in Seattle, where the crowd is among the loudest in the NFL and the conditions are likely to be cold and wet.||||||| Skelton says he is taking nothing for granted and just wants to complete more passes than he did when he was benched in favor of Lindley three games ago. Lindley says he understands the decision. Whisenhunt refused to replace Lindley with Skelton despite the Cardinals' woeful offensive performance in a 7-6 road loss to the New York Jets last Sunday. Arizona has lost eight in a row.
Posted Nov. 05, 2012
Skelton threw for 306 yards with a TD and an INT in Sunday's 31-17 loss to Green Bay.||||||| Skelton has increased his yardage total in each of his starts this season.

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