ESPN has graded all 32 NFL teams offseason but they say the Arizona Cardinals are still too difficult to grade
There are enough unknowns that just how much the Arizona Cardinals have improved could be hard to judge yet. However just based on the moves they made, they should be given a decent grade for effort.
Granted, the Cardinals had a lot of holes to fill after the end of the 2018 season. They’ve filled a number of them and did so rather quickly and aggressively.
Whether the moves work out or not only time will tell. ESPN believes the Cardinals are on a short list of teams who they can’t grade yet.
C’mon, assign them a grade. Make a guess. It’s ok to be wrong later. We’ve been wrong many times around here. I’d give them a B just based on the efforts of the front office to try and improve over what was a very forgettable 2018 campaign.
However, here we are. ESPN isn’t sure what rookie quarterback Kyler Murray will bring. They don’t know how or if Kliff Kingsbury’s offense will work in the NFL. Fair enough, many of us don’t but they’ve done enough to earn some sort of grade.
If you don’t think it work out, it’s ok to assign a lower grade there as well. No one is going to agree with every grade anyway. Doesn’t matter how good a team is or isn’t already.
That said, at the very least it should be exciting. There is a lot of unknown. Kingsbury has kept the offense close to the vest.
The team hasn’t even announced it’s training camp schedule yet. Some believe it is because they won’t be having any open practices in camp this year, trying to keep everything as secret as possible.
If it does make you feel any better, ESPN also said the same thing about NFC West divisional rival Seattle Seahawks. They aren’t sure if they have enough firepower for 2019.
They gave the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers average grades. The Rams didn’t have to try to reinvent themselves and the 49ers already were on possible verge of great things before an injuries last season.