Arizona Cardinals: 3 former players who are in a better situation

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 30: Deone Bucannon #20 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates after a sack in the first quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on December 30, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 30: Deone Bucannon #20 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates after a sack in the first quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on December 30, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /
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GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – DECEMBER 02: Marquez Valdes-Scantling #83 of the Green Bay Packers is tackled by Antoine Bethea #41 of the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of a game at Lambeau Field on December 02, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – DECEMBER 02: Marquez Valdes-Scantling #83 of the Green Bay Packers is tackled by Antoine Bethea #41 of the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of a game at Lambeau Field on December 02, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

Antoine Bethea

The 35-year-old safety moves on to the New York Giants.  He found himself a deal he would never have been offered in Arizona to continue here.

He signed a two-year $6.5 million deal to move to the Big Apple.  He was one of three Cardinals to move to the Giants in the offseason.  Bethea may benefit the most.

The Cardinals were looking to get younger in the secondary.  Bethea was productive in his time in Arizona but the writing was on the wall once the season ended.

He had career-high five interceptions in 2017 but none in 2018.  He has 24 for his career.  It was time for a change of scenery.  He also gets to reunite with defensive coordinator James Bettcher.  Bettcher was his coordinator in Arizona in 2017 before Arians left.

Right now Bethea is projected to be a starter for Bettcher’s defense.  Look for a rebound season from 14-year veteran.