Rookie Ryan Lindley will be the Arizona Cardinals' starting quarterback in Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions, coach Ken Whisenhunt announced Wednesday.
John Skelton started last week's 58-0 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. He threw four interceptions before being replaced by Lindley.
Lindley has played in five games this season, including two starts, both of which the Cardinals lost. He has completed just 48.3 percent of his passes with no touchdowns and five interceptions. He has a 42.6 quarterback rating.
He completed 8 of 17 passes against Seattle.
The Cardinals are 1-5 with Skelton as a starter. He has thrown two touchdown passes with nine interceptions for the season.
The Cardinals also placed quarterback Kevin Kolb on season-ending injured reserve earlier Wednesday with a rib injury.