Who is Arizona Cardinals backup quarterback Chris Streveler?

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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray left Sunday's game early in the first quarter with an ankle injury suffered on a sack, leaving the Cardinals to turn to backup quarterback Chris Streveler, an undrafted rookie, during Arizona's win-or-go-home game against the Los Angeles Rams.

It was Streveler's first significant playing time of the season and included his first career pass, which went for an 11-yard touchdown to running back Jonathan Ward. Here are five things to know about Streveler:

  • Led the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to the Grey Cup championship last season in the Canadian Football League. In the 2019 CFL playoffs, Streveler played 23 snaps without attempting a pass in the Blue Bombers' semifinal win. In the Grey Cup, he was 3-of-3 for 39 yards including an 18-yard TD. He also added 30 yards rushing on 9 carries and caught a 13-yard pass. He celebrated by wearing a cowboy hat and a fur coat without a shirt on underneath during the parade.

  • Signed with the Cardinals on Feb. 4, 2019, and was the only undrafted rookie to make the Cardinals' 2020 roster.

  • Streveler started his collegiate career at the University of Minnesota, where he was a quarterback and wide receiver. He earned his undergraduate degree there, then transferred to South Dakota, where he finished his college career, to pursue a graduate degree.

  • Streveler had just two snaps this season heading into Sunday's game against the Rams.

  • He was a first-team All-American, first-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference and won MVFC Offensive Player of the Year honors as a senior at South Dakota.