Arizona Cardinals rookie pass-catcher Andy Isabella could quickly win over the team’s fan base with his skills and personality
The Arizona Cardinals have acquired a whole new crop of players this offseason. Jersey sales should be through the roof, with several intriguing candidates to choose from. One addition, in particular, has the potential to have his number worn by a significant amount of Cards’ fans in 2019.
While quarterback Kyler Murray could certainly be the most popular among the club’s followers, rookie wide receiver Andy Isabella may give him a run for his money. Arizona’s second-round draft pick has the speed and pass-catching ability that football enthusiasts love to set their eyes on. Game-breakers have that certain something that mesmerizes viewers, and Isabella fits that bill.
The University of Massachusetts wideout caught the Cardinals’ attention by posting some eye-popping numbers during his time at the school. In 44 games with the Minutemen, Isabella racked up 231 receptions, 3,526 yards, and 30 touchdowns. The 21-year old is an electrifying performer who possesses a personality that makes you want to root for him.
For these reasons and more, the easygoing Isabella could very easily become a fan favorite. Anyone who watched the video of him receiving his draft-day phone call couldn’t help but feel excited for the kid. There was nothing contrived or phony about the scene, it was just a genuine, heartfelt reaction from Isabella and his family.
The organization has had its fair share of popular contributors over the years. Another wide receiver, Larry Fitzgerald, has won people over with his incredible ability and humble demeanor. The future Hall of Famer’s #11 jersey can still be seen all throughout State Farm Stadium on gamedays.
Quarterback Jake “the Snake” Plummer wowed the crowds with heart-stopping, fourth-quarter comebacks. Larry Centers was a pass-catching running back who regularly brought the Sun Devil Stadium spectators to their feet during the 1990s. Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett was a character on and off of the field throughout the mid-2000s.
There’s just something about Isabella that’s very appealing. He comes off as a very interesting and likable character. Don’t be surprised to see thousands of Isabella jerseys on display at Cards’ home games this fall.