The countdown continues! Yesterday Kyler Murray reportedly visited the New York Giants, so that brings some intrigue as to what the Arizona Cardinals will ultimately do with that No. 1 pick?
Is Murray just doing his due diligence? Or does he think the Cardinals ultimately will go in another direction? At this point who knows? What we do know is that the Arizona Cardinals hold the top spot in the upcoming NFL Draft and that is only 13 days away!
What does that mean?
That means we continue our jersey countdown. Yesterday we examined who has worn the No. 14 for the team’s franchise. Today we have one of the more famous names on our countdown. The Quarterback who helped lead the Arizona Cardinals to their first and only Super Bowl in franchise history. We will start with him.
We all know the name. And that’s Kurt Warner. Warner spent five seasons with the Cardinals posting a 27-30 record with the team. Warner went onto lead the Cardinals to a Super Bowl during the 2008 season, a team that was labeled “the worst playoff team in NFL history.” They got hot at the right time, and the duo of Warner and Larry Fitzgerald broke postseason records that year. Warner would lead the team to their best record in Arizona during the 2009 season, going 10-6. They would win one of the most exciting playoff games in history against the Aaron Rodgers lead Packers, before being demolished by the Saints.
Warner would retire as one of the best to not only wear the No. 13 jersey but one of the best to wear a Cardinals jersey.
Jaron Brown would wear the jersey during his tenure in the desert. Brown played five years in the desert, recording 1177 yards and nine touchdowns. He currently plays for the Seattle Seahawks.
Currently, Christian Kirk wears the No. 13 jersey. Kirk started in seven games his rookie season and appeared in 12. Kirk had built an excellent rapport with rookie quarterback Josh Rosen, and his loss was felt.
Kirk injected excitement into a return game that had been stagnant under Bruce Arians. It will be interesting to see his role under Kliff Kingsbury, but there is a chance the hometown kid could wear the No. 13 jersey for years to come after a very promising rookie campaign.
We will continue our jersey countdown as we continue to get closer to the 2019 NFL Draft. So stick with Raising Zona for all your draft needs!