Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk appears to be an excellent fit for the franchise’s brand-new offensive system
The Arizona Cardinals’ scoring attack could be incredibly exciting this coming fall. New head coach Kliff Kingsbury is implementing the “Air Raid” offense, a system that predominantly features the pass. As the organization starts over with a fresh coaching staff, there’s one Arizona player in particular who could benefit quite nicely from the change.
Wide receiver Christian Kirk was one of the club’s few bright spots from a year ago. The second-round draft pick flashed tremendous play-making ability at a position that was in dire need of it. Kirk tallied 43 receptions for 590 yards and three touchdowns, despite the fact that the plays were being called by a couple of clueless coordinators.
With Kingsbury now running the offensive show, the sky is the limit for the 5’11, 200 pound Kirk. The speedy wideout appears to be a perfect fit for the Cards’ new state-of-the-art offense. The numbers that Kirk registered last season could easily be doubled in 2019, due to the pass-heavy scheme that Kingsbury is installing.
One thing that was clearly evident in 2018 was the solid rapport that developed between Kirk and quarterback Josh Rosen. The pair of rookies had been friends since they were sophomores in high school. The scintillating Rosen-Kirk connection reminded many Cardinals fans of the 1980’s, when Neil Lomax and Roy Green teamed up to terrorize the NFL.
Kirk is on the verge of becoming Arizona’s number-one pass-catcher. At the moment, the great Larry Fitzgerald is still the squad’s top target. But Kirk certainly has the talent and moxie to take over as Big Red’s go-to guy once the future Hall of Famer finally retires.
Kirk is obviously a huge part of the Cards’ plans going forward. The hiring of Kingsbury could potentially elevate the former Texas A&M Aggie’s play to a lofty level. The “Air Raid” offense has migrated to the desert, and Kirk is primed to play a starring role in it.