You could say Weatherspoon was on loan from the Falcons to the Cardinals in 2015. After spending his first four NFL seasons with the Falcons, Weatherspoon moved west to the Cardinals in 2015 as a free agent.
In 2015, Weatherspoon played in 14 games for the Cardinals but had just 11 tackles. He returned to the Falcons in the offseason, again as a free agent.
Due to injury, he only played in four games for the Falcons this past season. He ruptures his right Achilles tendon against the Carolina Panthers on October 2nd.
Injury is part of what slowed Weatherspoon down as a member of the Cardinals as well. He was more productive this season with the Falcons than he was in 2015 with the Cardinals.
He had 27 tackles in 2016 in just the four games. He had 16 fewer in 10 more games played in 2015. It would seem that Atlanta is the best place for Weatherspoon. It is just a shame he will not be able to participate in the big game on Sunday.