One of the bigger mysteries in the new Arizona Cardinals offense is how tight ends will be used
The Arizona Cardinals tight ends have always been a bit of a mystery. However now that head coach Kliff Kingsbury is bringing in his Air Raid offense, we don’t know how he will incorporate the use of his tight ends.
If the tight end isn’t going to be heavily involved, how many do they keep on the roster for the regular season? There are six currently on the 90-man roster.
Clay comes over from the Buffalo Bills where he spent the last four seasons of his career. Prior to that he was with the Miami Dolphins. He seemed to have a little more success in Miami, however he can still be counted on as a reliable weapon.
Clay had just 21 receptions in 2018 but they were also introducing a rookie quarterback. He had 49 receptions two seasons ago. The Cardinals haven’t had that kind of production at tight end in years.
The way Clay or any of the others are going to be used we will find out maybe during camp and preseason? Even then with vanilla offenses, we may not get to see the true planned usage until the regular season gets going in September.