Sept. 8, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; An Arizona Cardinals fan holds a sign in support of former Cardinal Pat Tillman prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Cardinals: Who Should Be on Their Mount Rushmore?


Every NFL team has an interesting history, and every team has had or currently has stars.

While the Arizona Cardinals don’t have the most storied history, they have had some stars. The Cardinals have played for almost 100 years, and they have had plenty of good players. They certainly have enough players to fill up a Mt. Rushmore.

Pro Football Talk “created” a Mt. Rushmore for the Cardinals, and it included two players from the Cardinals’ time in Arizona. Larry Fitzgerald, Dan Dierdorf, Larry Wilson and Pat Tillman were included, with Fitzgerald and Tillman being from Arizona. Dierdorf and Wilson played when the Cardinals were located in St. Louis.

Tillman, who died as a member of the U.S. Army, was a true hero, and he definitely deserves a spot. Fitzgerald has done extremely well in his six postseason games, and he’s one of the best receivers in the NFL.

Dierdorf and Wilson also did well in St. Louis, and both would deserve consideration for spots on a Cardinals’ Mt. Rushmore. However, there are other worthy candidates as well.

Quarterback Kurt Warner would also deserve consideration, as he led the Cardinals to their only Super Bowl in Arizona. The same goes for safety Adrian Wilson and wide receiver Anquan Boldin, who both contributed in Arizona’s Super Bowl run.

Arizona hasn’t won a Super Bowl, and it hasn’t had tons of stars. However, there have been players who have been key to the team’s history, and those players deserve recognition. In my opinion, Fitzgerald, Tillman, Warner and Wilson would deserve to be on Arizona’s Mt. Rushmore.

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