The Arizona Cardinals are down a safety and a backup quarterback after the lastest cuts made by the team
Realizing the reason for the moves was financial and also possibly making room for other free agents and draft choices, it is still a bit surprising to see the Cardinals let these two players go at this point.
Bethea, who was the Cardinals Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2018, didn’t have any interceptions in 2018 but was still very active on the field. He had 121 tackles, four passes defensed and three sacks.
He had five interceptions for the Cardinals in 2017 in his first season with the team. From here it looked like the Cardinals were set with him there again going into 2019.
As for Glennon, a couple of weeks ago I talked about how the Cardinals should hold on to him. Although not the biggest Glennon fan, he was a veteran that starting quarterback Josh Rosen needed in his ear.
Glennon only got into two regular season games last year but did not throw an interception in 21 pass attempts. He did have one touchdown pass.
This leaves the Cardinals with Rosen as the only quarterback on the current roster. This means one of two likely scenarios.
Either the Cardinals are grooming themselves to get Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray with the number one pick in the draft and preparing to trade Rosen or they are eyeing another veteran quarterback in the free agency market.
Some in the national media feel this was a move that undoubtedly spells an end of Rosen’s time in Arizona as well and they will go get Murray. They would still also need to get a veteran backup in addition.
We’ll see what happens but these are two moves the Cardinals could end up regretting. Let’s hope I am wrong.