Cardinals' talk of trade for a QB increases as free agency, draft get closer
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By Josh WeinfussESPN Staff Writer

TEMPE, Ariz. -- When it comes to the Arizona Cardinals being aggressive in their search for a quarterback this offseason, one word has been coming up more and more often: Trade.

Coach Steve Wilks began referring to the possibility of trading for a quarterback a couple of weeks ago, but added more depth to the idea at last week's NFL combine.

"When free agency starts, we're going to try to get the best [quarterback]," Wilks said. "Not only have a Plan A, but a Plan B and a Plan C. You also have to look at trades. And then, there's the draft. We're sitting at 15. Do we feel there is a guy we have to move up for? All those things come into play when I talk about being aggressive, not sitting back."

Wilks has eluded that the draft will be essential to finding the franchise's next quarterback, using the phrase "most importantly" when describing the draft in reference to how the Cardinals will attempt to find a signal-caller.

Depending on how the Cardinals anticipate the top of the first round unfolding, a trade up may be the only way they can land one of the top quarterbacks in this year's class. And trading up has become a more popular topic by general manager Steve Keim and Wilks...

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