The Arizona Cardinals locker room will be peppered with plenty of star performers when the season gets underway in September
Throughout the current offseason, the Arizona Cardinals have done an excellent job of grabbing the headlines. General manager Steve Keim and his helpers have assembled a squad that appears to be brimming with talent. In fact, the 2020 version of the Cardinals will feature a roster that is loaded with star-quality players.
Leading the way for Arizona is a 22-year old quarterback who many believe can make a giant leap in his sophomore campaign. Kyler Murray‘s ability to make game-changing plays with both his arm and legs could send fans of the league running to buy his jersey. The 5’10, 207-pound dynamo has been given the tools to succeed in what could very well result in an outstanding second season for the youngster.
For those who prefer their stars on the defensive side of the ball, the Cards have arguably the best edge rusher in the business. Chandler Jones has totaled an eye-popping 60 quarterback sacks during his four years in the desert. The soft-spoken 30-year old, after being overlooked by the league’s observers for quite some time, is finally getting the acclaim he deserves.
Despite the fact that he’s getting up there in age, the sensational Larry Fitzgerald remains one of the most recognizable faces in professional football. The wide receiver’s 11 Pro Bowl appearances have thrust him into the limelight, and a Hall of Fame induction surely awaits the 36-year old after he retires. Aside from being one of the best pass-catchers in NFL history, Fitzgerald is also regarded as one of the game’s most classy individuals.
A six-game suspension in 2019 for PED use has not diminished the star status surrounding the Cardinals Patrick Peterson. The cornerback’s eight trips to the Pro Bowl are proof of the 29-year old’s enormous talent. Peterson’s outgoing persona and ability to shut down football’s best wideouts have made him a well-known figure in the National Football League.
Although he has yet to play a down for Arizona, there’s no denying the tremendous appeal that DeAndre Hopkins possesses. The trade that brought the receiver to the desert was the offseason’s most talked about sports story. Hopkins will go down as the most popular players in Houston Texans history, and it’s just a matter of time before Cards enthusiasts share the same sentiment about the four-time Pro Bowler.
One last name worth mentioning has also not yet suited up for the Cardinals. Linebacker Isaiah Simmons can excel at several different positions, which should automatically make him appealing to those who follow the game. The sky, and the publicity, could be the limit for a charismatic rookie with such unique abilities.
It’s almost a given that Arizona is going to be an entertaining team to watch this coming fall. The front office, to its credit, has put together a stellar bunch of superstars. Establishing chemistry that will translate into a postseason berth is the next order of business for the Cards.