Chris Streveler has made his next move…and it’s a big one.
A couple of months after helping the Canadian Football League’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers win their first Grey Cup title in 29 years, the former University of South Dakota quarterback is headed to the NFL®.
The Arizona Cardinals signed Streveler to a futures deal this week, giving the 25-year-old a hefty chunk of guaranteed money and a very real shot to compete for a spot behind last year’s No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray.
But don’t let your imagination stop there. Pairing Streveler’s freakish athletic ability with an innovative offensive mind like that of Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury – himself a former Bombers quarterback – would seem to leave the door to a less traditional role wide open.
We covered that, his overall feelings on the opportunity in Arizona, the road he traveled to get there and the people and places that helped make it all possible.
:30 – Streveler talks about being able to refer to himself as an NFL football player.
:57 – Streveler describes the emotions he’s been experiencing about realizing his dream of playing in the NFL.
1:50 – Streveler explains when he first learned of the possibility of pursuing NFL opportunities and how he handled that during Winnipeg’s run through the Grey Cup Playoffs.
4:00 – Streveler discusses the process of talking with and working out for several NFL teams, specifically the Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
6:35 – Streveler talks about the comparisons between him and New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill.
8:19 – Streveler explains what made the Arizona Cardinals the right fit.
9:47 – Streveler talks about how connections to the Canadian Football League contributed to his decision to join the Cardinals.
11:00 – Streveler discusses the possibilities created by pairing his skill set with the innovative offensive mind of Arizona head coach Kliff Kingsbury.
13:08 – With the deal now done, Streveler explains how things will go from here.
15:07 – Streveler describes his affection for the Blue Bombers organization, the city of Winnipeg and what the response his departure has been like.
16:48 – Streveler talks about the support he’s received from South Dakota and other places around the country.