The Arizona Cardinals had a busy, rebuilding off-season in 2019, but there are still reasons to worry about the team.
The Arizona Cardinals have benefitted from a great off-season. Though drama has surrounded the team, including the Patrick Peterson and Josh Rosen situations, the Redbirds, are one of the most improved teams of ’19. But, that doesn’t mean their fans shouldn’t have to worry about the team.
Just a year ago, the Cardinals entered the 2018 season with a deflated roster and uninspiring head coach. The result of the two was one of the worst seasons in franchise history, an earned No. 1 overall pick, and several additions/subtractions.
If the ’18 season tells us anything, it’s that the Red Sea shouldn’t be immediately expecting a playoff team. Although the team is revamped, reloaded, and upgraded, and boasts new franchise faces such as head coach Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray, there are a few legitimate reasons for worry.
However, don’t get it twisted. The Cardinals are a better team. On paper, they are better than they were last year. They upgraded the offensive line (albeit marginally), addressed the defense, added a bevy of pass-catchers, and drafted one of the most polarizing, yet talented quarterbacks to ever enter the NFL.
Cardinals should be sipping the Kool-Aid, but maybe not too much of it. Here are five reasons to be worried about next year’s squad.