The Arizona Cardinals have been a very active team, even when training camp has started, to adding few pieces here and there. We, as Cardinals fans, have seen the benefit of each piece, as many of them have contributed in winning games.
Eric Winston, Chris Johnson, Dwight Freeney, Tommy Kelly, and Lyle Sendlein, they were signed on the outskirts of offseason workouts, and even during training camp. Could the Cardinals identify the weakness, and pick up a veteran to start? Absolutely. Will they? I definitely think it’s logical.
I will be compiling a list of free agents that are very compelling, and could very well be the next great Steve Keim-Terry McDonough-Bruce Arians addition. Could be a small time addition, or could be someone who was once considered a real contending option. Let’s do this!
1. William Beatty – Offensive Tackle
Previous Team – New York Giants
6-6, 319 Pounds
What am I thinking when an offensive tackle takes my number one spot? Mainly, just that experience isn’t exactly a bad thing. I don’t think that D.J. Humphries will lose the job, don’t get it twisted, but the fact that the same five starters for the last three seasons hasn’t been the same for the Cardinals.
Wait, so injury-prone left tackle William Beatty is coming to the Arizona Cardinals in this scenario for what reason, if not to start. I don’t want to bank on Beatty starting because of the progress the Cardinals lacked when dealing with Jonathan Cooper, remember when we all thought he would start over Ted Larsen and Paul Fanaika in 2014? Injured. Now, D.J. needs to start this year, or he could lose some valuable experience.
Beatty would come in here as a backup, he can play either tackle spot, which is very versatile, only problem is how much it costs for the Cardinals to Will Beatty. He supposedly had workout requests with the Broncos and Raiders, so he could still be a sought-after free agent. I think his estimated value could be around $1.5M-$3M, which is a steep price for a backup tackle. Worth it.
Estimated contract: 1 year, $4.5M
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