The history of Arizona Cardinals jersey number two
48 more hours. I plan on sleeping heavily between now and Thursday afternoon, as to pass the time. The Arizona Cardinals however, will be locked in their war room, trying to agree on who should be the top selection this week. Or should they trade back? They have 48 hours to reach a consensus. Will there be a trade partner? Or will the Cardinals take a player? I can’t wait to find out.
The No. 3 jersey had a pretty decent history of success, starting with Timm Rosenbach and wrapping up with Josh Rosen most recently. Today’s installation in our countdown has had significantly less success, but does feature a ring of honor and Hall of Fame name.
We will start with the previously mentioned player. Charley Trippi. Trippi played nine seasons with the Cardinals, but had a pretty interesting beginning to his tenure. Trippi was deciding between the AAFC’s New York Yankees and it looked like they would land him. Charles Bidwill however decided that Trippi deserved the most lucrative contract any player had seen in the NFL, a whopping 100,000 dollar deal.
Trippi played three positions with the Cardinals, first as a halfback, then a quarterback, and ultimately defense.
Todd Peterson wore the jersey 39-years later. The kicker spent just the 1994 season in the desert, converting 2/4 field goals. He had a long career in the NFL, spending 12 seasons in the league.
Drew Butler wore it for a few seasons while serving as the teams punter. Not many fans cared for Butler during his stint with the Arizona Cardinals. Butler averaged less than 43 yards per punt the three seasons he spent in Arizona. Butler was replaced by Andy Lee in 2017. Lee has been a great addition to the Arizona Cardinals. He is switching back to the No. 4 jersey according to the teams official site.
Cole Murphy will replace Andy Lee in the No.2 jersey. Murphy was brought in to be a competition body to Zane Gonzalez.
I can feel it, and I am absolutely excited! As are most fans. It’s nearing the time that we can ignore the noise that’s been thrown around and let the Arizona Cardinals make their announcement official. Stick with Raising Zona for all your draft needs.