The Arizona Cardinals walked away from free agency with an improved, coherent team.
After a season in which the Arizona Cardinals finished at an NFL worst 3-13, all eyes were on Steve Keim to add talent to his roster in free agency and the draft. While we still have a few weeks to go until the draft, Keim has checked the first part off the box — adding experienced talent in free agency.
Keim has had work cut for him. Known as a general manager that likes to fit his talent around what his coaches want, he was tasked at adding pieces to an ‘attacking’ 3-4 defense and a modern offense with Air-Raid and spread ties. While he might’ve failed to add skill-position players to Kingsbury’s offense, he certainly was able to give Vance Joseph the players needed to make a successful defense.
While I expect the Cardinals to add heavily to their offense in the draft, there are a few definite positives that can be taken away on both sides of the ball from their free-agency haul and activity.
However, there is a lot to be done to continue to make a roster that went 3-13 in 2018 into a competitive one, but let’s look at what has already been done to make that a possibility.