Beanie Wells Freed By Arizona Cardinals to Audition for Other 31 Teams


Dec. 23, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA: Arizona Cardinals running back Beanie Wells (26) fumbles the ball in the first quarter against the Chicago Bears at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Beanie Wells got what he wanted.  The running back got his release by the Arizona Cardinals.  Thanks to his post-game comments for fumbling and subsequently being benched during the Chicago Bears game back in December, Wells now can live out his dream of auditioning for the other 31 NFL teams.  That’s what he said he was going to do.  Now he’s free to do it after four injury-plagued seasons in Arizona.

The writing was on the wall with this move.  It was really more a matter of when and not if.  I’m surprised it took this long.  The longer the wait, it seemed like the Cards may hang on to him.  No chance.  His comments ultimately led him to today’s actions by the Cards.

After his release, Wells went to Twitter and said “the best is yet to come”.  Well, thanks for giving us less than your best Beanie.  Now, he has the opportunity to play for someone else.  Honestly though, why would someone give a chance to a guy that sold his team out saying he was no longer playing for his teammates but for himself and 31 other teams?  Now of course, someone will give him a chance.  There have been worse that have been given a second chance.

I wish him well, but the Cardinals just got better and they haven’t even replaced him yet.  Trust me, it won’t take long to do so.