A former Arizona Cardinals quarterback announced Wednesday that he is running for the Tempe City Council.

John Skelton, who the Cardinals drafted out of Fordham in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL draft, announced his candidacy in a video on social media.

In the video, Skelton said he decided to make his home in Tempe after his NFL playing days were through.

He started 17 games  over three seasons with the Cardinals, who are headquartered in Tempe, and finished with an 8-9 record. He had 15 touchdown passes and 25 interceptions in those three seasons in Arizona.

A Texas native, Skelton also spent time with the Tennessee Titans, San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals in his career, but he only saw playing time with the Cardinals.

There are three seats open for the 2022 Tempe City Council with the primary eleciton set for March 8, 2022 and the general election on May 17, 2022.

Skelton is among 10 candidates who have filed a statement of interest form to run.



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