Since we all have known from the beginning locally the Arizona Cardinals aren’t interested in receiver Antonio Brown, that doesn’t mean they can’t get the talent
Let’s be clear from the beginning, current and soon to be former Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown will be the best receiver available this offseason, trumping any free agent. The Arizona Cardinals are not interested.
There are so many reasons why they wouldn’t be interested. First and foremost, money. Secondly, age. When you put those two factors together, it equals a bad mix for a team that is trying to get younger with a young quarterback.
Many expect Brown to be traded soon. Maybe as soon as this weekend? However not only may he not end up in Arizona, he may end up staying in the AFC?
Today, arizonasports.com’s John Gambadoro had his four receiver targets that Arizona may be interested in on their website. None of the names will blow you away.
However, are these guys the Cardinals can build their offense around? First of all, Perriman may not even be available. He may want back in Cleveland with the Browns where is already established with Baker Mayfield as his quarterback.
Austin has been mostly a bust since being drafted six years ago by the Los Angeles Rams. He still has a little speed but he isn’t the receiver that entered the NFL in 2013.
Dorsett is someone I actually like. He could be a good addition to the team. However, he has been with the New England Patriots. Now maybe the Patriots are ready to move on, but if the two sides have any mutual interest, why would Dorsett bolt for the desert? Only a lot of money would do that and maybe not even then.
Then there is Matthews. Again, decent receiver but the Cardinals passed on him when he worked out for them last season. What has drastically changed since then for them to change their minds?
The Cardinals certainly would love to have Brown’s talent. They can get good talent though without the high cost and having to trade away draft picks for it.
In the end Gambadoro is probably closer to the truth than we all want to admit. If the Cardinals want to spend good money in other spots, then they can probably afford good talent, just not great talent.