Cards to stick with Skelton

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, Last Updated: 3:03 PM ET

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Monday that rookie John Skelton will remain the starting quarterback.

Skelton made his first career start on Sunday, throwing for 146 yards on 15-of-37 passing, as the Cardinals beat the Broncos, 43-13.

Whisenhunt stated that Skelton gives the team the best chance to win.

Former starting quarterback Derek Anderson exited a Week 13 loss to the Rams with a concussion. Fellow rookie Max Hall suffered a shoulder injury in that game, which paved the way for Skelton.

Anderson will be the backup when he returns and Richard Bartel will be third-string.

Arizona sits in the basement of the woeful NFC West with a 4-9 record.


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