Arizona Cardinals: The Paxton Lynch Possibility
With rumors swirling, will the Arizona Cardinals attempt to trade for Paxton Lynch?
Recently I have seen many Instagram and Twitter posts about a possible trade between the Arizona Cardinals and the Denver Broncos. While I am not sure of the credibility of these rumors, it was interesting enough to stir up conversations between fans and a lot of thought from myself.
The supposed trade consists of the Cardinals trading their 13th overall draft choice to Denver for Paxton Lynch and a third-rounder. This trade would give Denver a chance to land Christian McCaffrey, and it would give Arizona another third round choice that Keim and Arians love (along with a future QB).
This trade makes sense on paper, but a lot would need to happen to make Keim pull the trigger. First, both teams would have to be interested. Whatever quarterback, or overall player, the Cardinals wanted would have to already be off the board.
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There is a chance that all three of the top QBs are off the board by the time Arizona picks at 13, with Buffalo supposedly being interested at #10 and Cleveland willing to trade up from #12 to get their signal caller. With those teams likely picking Trubisky and Watson, if this scenario does play out, Mahomes could fall.
If Mahomes falls, I do not see Arians and Keim pulling the trigger on a trade. If another team leapfrogs the Cardinals to choose Mahomes, however, I could definitely see the trade take place.
I do not think either team would be unhappy with the trade, either. Denver could add Christian McCaffrey while the Cardinals could add a player that is “potentially a franchise quarterback” and a third rounder.
By the way, Tyrann Mathieu, John Brown, and David Johnson were all third rounders under the Keim Administration. The front office knows how to hit in round three.