Arizona Cardinals jersey number 7 has some recent history
ONE week. That is all that remains until the Arizona Cardinals can finally announce their draft selection. Whether it’s the consensus name floating around in Kyler Murray, one of the other names who could go at the top spot, or the team finds a trade they are into. The Cardinals are flying into the draft at a million miles a hour, and fans cannot wait.
Yesterdays list was the shortest of our countdown. Only three players wore the No. 8 jersey in franchise history. That’s what happens when you have a player who performed so well, he earned himself a spot in the teams Ring of Honor, a Hall of Fame bid, and his jersey retired. 16 players have worn todays jersey.
Jim Hart wore the jersey for his rookie season, before swapping for No. 17. Hart had the best Cardinals career of any of the players mentioned on this list.
Craig Kupp is the father of Cooper Kupp, the Rams electric wide receiver. Kupp played only one game for the Cardinals in 1991. He went 3-7 during his brief stay, and in fact those are the only stats he posted in his career. Kupp is the second NFC West connection, with CJ Beathards great-uncle having played for the Cardinals as well.
Steve Beuerlein wore the jersey for the 1993 and 1994 seasons. He went 9-12 in 21 starts. Beuerlein had himself a long 14-year career playing for six teams.
Boomer Esiason wore it for his lone season in 1996. He finished that season 3-5.
Bill Gramatica played for the team from 2001 to 2003. Gramatica is known for his season ending knee injury after making a 42 yard field goal early in a game. Gramatica converted 75.6% of his kicks during his short time with the Arizona Cardinals.
Matt Leinart was the last quarterback the Cardinals selected No. 10 overall. He had a promising start to his career, but could never find his footing in the NFL. He played seven years in the NFL, only four of them with the Arizona Cardinals.
Chandler Catanzaro wore it form 2014 to 2016. He too looked promising early with the Cardinals, but his last season was filled with misses that cost the team some close games. Catanzaro is currently with the New York Jets.
The last three players to wear the jersey are:
Brett Hundley, Mike Glennon, and Blaine Gabbert. Gabbert saw time due to injuries to Stanton and Palmer. Glennon played snaps in blow out losses to protect Rosen. Hundley signed with the team this offseason.
Tick tock. We continue to get nearer to the Arizona Cardinals announcement, and it’s exciting! Stick with Raising Zona for all your draft needs.