Kevin White once had star potential but injuries have derailed him and now the Arizona Cardinals are giving him a second chance
He was drafted in the first round by the Chicago Bears in 2015. Four years and only 25 receptions later, he finds himself with his second NFL team in the Arizona Cardinals already.
Over his first four NFL seasons, he spent the first three dealing with injuries that kept him out all or a good portion of each season. A fractured fibula did him in his rookie season in 2015 and he never got to play a single down.
Same thing happened in 2016, although he did make it a month into the season before it ended prematurely. 2017 a new injury occurred. He had a shoulder blade injury.
He played in nine games in 2018 but only finished with four receptions for 92 yards. He may have found himself a good fit in Arizona however.
It turns out the Cardinals were in dire need of receiving help. If White can stay healthy, and that’s a huge if, then he has a chance to turn his career around back on the path it started on when he was drafted seventh overall.
His 109 receptions for 1,447-yards and 10 touchdowns at West Virginia in 2014 however is what had the Bears salivating back then. Now it is the Cardinals hoping to see some of that action within head coach Kliff Kingsbury‘s offense.
Nothing will be handed to him, however remain healthy and White should get plenty of opportunity to flourish in the desert. The Cardinals got him on a one-year contract, so if it doesn’t work out, it will be easy to let him leave but don’t count on that happening.