Arizona Cardinals need to spend wisely this offseason

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 22: Running back Kenyan Drake #41 of the Arizona Cardinals runs with the ball during game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on December 22, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. The Cardinals won 27-13. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 22: Running back Kenyan Drake #41 of the Arizona Cardinals runs with the ball during game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on December 22, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. The Cardinals won 27-13. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) /
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As we near the start of free agency, we still don’t know which direction the Arizona Cardinals will go in

Will they pursue Kenyan Drake and give him what he wants?  Will they trade for Redskins tackle Trent Williams?

The Arizona Cardinals can go in a number of directions as the start of free agency is about a week and a half away.  They had better spend wisely though, they have many needs.

While it would be nice to see them re-sign Drake, it may cost them $25 million or more to do so at a clip of over $6 million a year most likely.  They’ve already expressed a desire to keep David Johnson, at least publicly.

They will need to continue to address the offensive line despite the new contract left tackle D.J. Humphries got a few weeks ago.  They also need help on the defensive line, linebacker, receiver, and possibly cornerback.

Of course they will have the 2020 NFL Draft next month in Las Vegas and that’s a whole other issue.  Trading for a Trent Williams doesn’t necessarily make the best sense for the team either after the Humphries contract.

There is also talk of adding a different backup quarterback to the roster.  This is one they should leave alone.  Brett Hundley was serviceable last year and that’s the best you can ask and hope for from a guy that will (hopefully) rarely see the field.

They have some money to spend but they are going to need it to spread around a bit.  So putting all their eggs in one basket would not make sense.

That’s what makes this free agency season so intriguing.  It is very difficult to gauge how the Cardinals are going to approach their efforts to improve their roster.

Next. Could the Cardinals look to Simmons in the draft?. dark

Holes need to be filled but realistically they may not all be filled properly all at once.  Hold on and get ready for the ride Birdgang!