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Blaine Gabbert wears funny costume after losing QB challenge

Cardinals quarterbacks Carson Palmer and Blaine Gabbert
Rachel Wold
Written by Rachel Wold

The punishment for losing the Arizona Cardinals’ weekly quarterback challenge had to sport a really hot-looking bear suit at the team facility.

When we say hot, we mean temperature hot, not sexy hot.

It looks like Blaine Gabbert came in last. The smile shows he is being a good sport despite being a loser.

These quarterback challenge contests have been in play since 2013 when Palmer joined the team. Palmer keeps pictures on his Instagram account featuring the weekly losers.

@realpatrickpeterson loses another one.

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These are the contest rules according to backup quarterback Drew Stanton.

“The contest has rules, but they change weekly ‘depending on how Carson’s feeling,’ because ‘it’s Carson’s game.’ A garbage can is set up in either the back left or right corner of the end zone so the quarterbacks — and Peterson — can work on throwing goal-line fades,” Stanton said, per Josh Weinfuss or ESPN.

It is all fun and giggles for now. But, things get real for Palmer, Gabbert and the Cardinals when they travel to Detroit to take on the Lions in Week 1.

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Rachel Wold

Rachel Wold

Rachel is a football lover of both the NFL and Fantasy and creator of Fantasyfootballchick.com. When she is not vacationing in Miami or Vegas, she is an NFL writer at Sportsnaut and a fantasy contributor at eDraft.com. Rachel's articles are also featured on Yardbarker, MSN and Fox Sports.

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