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In a pass-dominated league, it's no surprise that having a franchise quarterback is often a requirement for success. The quarterback is responsible for taking command of the team, and without one a team is usually forced to settle for mediocirty
Unfortunately, for the Arizona Cardinals, they are stuck in a similar (if not worse) situation.
After Kurt Warner, a future hall of fame quarterback, announced his retirement, the team knew they had to find a successor. Instead of making a possible trade for Donovan McNabb or Jason Campbell, or even drafting Jimmy Clausen, they handed the reigns to Matt Leinart.
Fast forward a couple months, and the former No. 10 overall pick has been traded.
With Derek Anderson now set to be the Day One starter, will he be able to take charge and maintain the franchise's level of success?
While I don't believe so, he was indeed a Pro Bowl selection in 2007.