Apparently Pro Football Focus believes the Arizona Cardinals have the worst roster in the NFL
We will never try to blow smoke and claim the Arizona Cardinals have the best roster in the NFL. Far from it. They didn’t finish the 2018 season winning the right to draft first in the 2019 NFL Draft for no reason.
Sure, they had issues. They had a rookie quarterback that some believed was a stretch at number 10. They had a head coach who was better suited to remain a defensive coordinator but couldn’t even get his defense to hold 11 out of 16 opponents under 20 points last season.
They had injury issues which was cause for a lot of replacements to come in. They weren’t the strongest team to begin with, however that collection of players that started the 2018 season was believed to be good enough to at least compete and maybe finish 8-8 or even better.
They didn’t even come close at 3-13. Now they’ve brought in quite a number of new players, many who are believed to be upgrades. Their offensive line looks better, at least on paper.
The linebackers look better. The receiver room has so much more potential. They drafted Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray at quarterback.
They still have Larry Fitzgerald, David Johnson, and Chandler Jones. They arguably had one of the better drafts in the NFL. They made some nice splashes in free agency with Robert Alford, Tremaine Brock, Max Garcia, Kevin White, Brooks Reed, Terrell Suggs, and Jordan Hicks.
It just seems people are afraid of the unknown. We don’t know how all of these talented players will gel together this season. Can they really be worse than last season? It is very difficult to believe.
It’s not a Super Bowl-built roster but it certainly isn’t the worst. They rated Fitz as an average player. Just stop. Haters will hate which will make it all that more fun when the Cardinals surprise and win some game people don’t believe they can.