Could Arizona Cardinals Sign a Free Agent?
3. Jon Baldwin – Wide Receiver
Previous Team: San Francisco 49ers
6-4, 230 Pounds
I love throwing out names, like a lottery ticket that could win, but most likely won’t give you the money back. The last time we saw Jon Baldwin, the 49ers were using him mostly on special teams. What happened to Jon Baldwin, the once 1st round selection? He got abandoned by the Jim Harbaugh administration.
Why would the Cardinals need a receiver? Well, they don’t need a receiver, but it doesn’t hurt to think about different receivers. Larry Fitzgerald has hinted towards retirement after the season (if he wins a Super Bowl), while Michael Floyd and Jaron Brown are slated to enter free agency. Floyd will get a fair shake between a wide receiver desperate team, like the 49ers or Rams. Jaron Brown on the other hand, he is literally the 5th receiver here, he will be a 2nd receiving option on another team.
Where does that leave us? Well, the Cardinals need to start thinking about the future at the position, as Baldwin is currently sitting at home, the Cardinals could give the kid a chance on the practice squad so he can develop on his skill. I don’t want to say Bruce Arians is a wide receiver whisperer, but he is. John Brown, T.Y. Hilton, Mike Wallace, Hines Ward, they all went through B.A. Why not pick up a developmental guy?
Estimated contract: 2 Year, $1.5M
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