Arizona Cardinals: Players weigh in on Chandlers Jones trade
Arizona Cardinals players voice their reaction to the Chandler Jones trade.
If you haven’t heard by now the Cardinals traded former first round pick Jonathan Cooper and this year’s second round pick for New England Patriots defensive end, Chandler Jones. At first glance, this looks like an excellent move for Arizona as it provides much needed pass rush help the defense has been looking for. The fans are ecstatic about the addition of Jones, it also seems that Cardinals players have their own thoughts on the trade as well.
Veteran Calais Campbell sounds relieved that he will finally have some of the pressure of anchoring the offensive line off of him. Campbell finished 2015 with only 5 sacks, and was himself rumored to be on the trading block for the Cardinals just last week.
All-Pro corner Patrick Peterson seemed to have some divine intervention answered. The addition of Jones should force quarterbacks to get rid of the ball quicker and in turn involuntarily throwing it in Peterson’s direction, who only had two interceptions this past season.
Another All-Pro, Tyrann Mathieu, sounded the most excited about this trade as he retweeted many new outlets that made remarks regarded how dangerous the Arizona Cardinals defense now is, and openly said he thought it was a good move on the team’s behalf.
Mathieu also appears to be taking the time to use this trade as motivation to make a faster recovery from his ACL injury, and have his best season yet!