Arizona Cardinals: 5 players who should be in Ring of Honor
By Scott Allen
A lot of Cardinals fans still cheer for Boldin despite the way he left Arizona. Some weren’t happy with the way he departed. He wasn’t getting along with the coaching staff and was upset with his contract situation.
However you just can’t ignore his performance during his time as a Cardinals receiver. It all started with his first game in 2003.
In his first game as a Pro with the Cardinals he had 217 yards receiving with 10 receptions and two touchdowns. It still stands as the second-best receiving day in regular-season history for the Cardinals behind Sonny Randle’s day in 1960.
Boldin was the man on offense for the Cardinals in his rookie season but for the most part had to take a backseat to Larry Fitzgerald from 2004-2009 until he left for the Baltimore Ravens. In five of Boldin’s seven seasons in Arizona, he finished with over 1,000 yards receiving.
On most teams, Boldin would have been the star. Instead he was the number two behind Fitz and still put up those amazing numbers.
The Cardinals would be served well by making amends with Boldin once he retires. The Cardinals did go to the Super Bowl with Boldin and that shouldn’t be forgotten. However more importantly his overall contributions to the Cardinals should not go forgotten either.
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