The Arizona Cardinals have 11 receivers on the current roster but have been called out by coach Bruce Arians
A little over a week ago, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians called out his receivers, saying that he was wrong. He thought the Cardinals had 12 receivers who could play in the NFL but really only had two.
The two he singled out as playing well were Larry Fitzgerald and Jaron Brown. So, if that is still the case just under two weeks removed from those comments, then now is a good time to hop on the free agency wire and see who is available.
There is only one reason to look now rather than waiting until next weekend after cuts take place. The New England Patriots.
After going down on Friday night, Patriots receiver Julian Edelman was officially diagnosed Saturday with a torn ACL. His season has ended. You now must assume the Patriots will be looking for a replacement.
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If you have two teams calling you, the Cardinals and the Patriots, which one would you choose? Nothing against the Cardinals because we all love them the most but that’s not how a lot of free agents will look at it.
The good news is both teams have the same goal in mind, winning the Super Bowl. The problem is the Patriots have already gone out and proven time and again they can do it, including being defending champion in 2017.
However, if after the game against the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday night and leading into the beginning of a new week, the Cardinals do nothing, then you have to assume they like who they have. Last week’s words were just a motivational tool.
My guess the words were motivation to a point. The receivers haven’t been blowing people away. Plus the Cardinals are still waiting for John Brown to get healthy, whenever that may be.
Either way, the Cardinals will end up cutting half these guys by next Saturday. The question is now, will they continue to look or stick with the six guys they keep?