Arizona Cardinals: Grading each NFC West team’s off-season
The Arizona Cardinals aren’t the only NFC West team to reload their roster in the 2019 off-season.
Sometimes it’s good to get a different perspective; especially when it comes to football. The Arizona Cardinals’ division, the NFC West, is filled with playoff contenders top to bottom. No matter what you think of the team located in the desert, it’s hard to argue that they don’t have the ceiling of a good playoff team.
The other three teams in the division, the Los Angeles Rams, the San Francisco 49ers, and the Seattle Seahawks join the Cardinals in having playoff aspirations. Both the Rams and Seahawks made the playoffs in 2018, with the Rams making it all the way to the Super Bowl. The 49ers, on the other hand, look like a playoff team after adding talent to both the offensive and defensive side of the ball in the last two off-seasons.
The result of an increasingly better division means the Cardinals will have to prove the naysayers right in terms of Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray. After all, only one team in the division is guaranteed a spot in the playoffs. While the NFC West sent two last year, the NFC projects as a better conference with organizations like the Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons, Washington, and Carolina Panthers all looking like improved teams that can contend in 2019.
With that being said, let’s look at what each NFC West team has done in the off-season. Not only will this include player transactions, but it will also include coaching changes, draft picks, and a grade for their respective off-seasons to date.