Max Garcia brings experience to the Arizona Cardinals o-line
Experienced offensive lineman Max Garcia will provide invaluable insurance for the Arizona Cardinals blocking unit in 2020
For the longest time, the offensive line of the Arizona Cardinals was not up to par. Try as he may, general manager Steve Keim struggled to provide adequate depth for the club’s blocking unit. Now, with the 2020 season just weeks away, things may be taking a turn for the better.
The Cards offensive line, as it stands right now, may be the deepest that it has been in years. Behind a solid starting five lie a group of extremely capable backups. Individuals, that if called upon, could step in and get the job done for an Arizona scoring attack that’s loaded with potential.
Situated at the top of that group of substitutes is Max Garcia, a veteran with five NFL seasons under his belt. The 28-year old, a fourth-round draft pick of the Denver Broncos back in 2015, brings experience and versatility to the Cardinals organization. In fact, Garcia’s ability to compete at multiple spots along the line may be his greatest attribute.
Garcia originally played his college ball at the University of Maryland, before transferring to the University of Florida following the 2011 campaign. The 6’4, 309 pounder’s collegiate career consisted of 37 starts, including stints at the left tackle, left guard and center positions. Garcia was voted Second Team All-SEC in 2014 while playing for the Gators.
As a rookie in 2015, Garcia logged five starts at left guard for the Broncos. In 2016, the Georgia native started all 16 contests for Denver, playing every snap on offense. Garcia started all 16 matchups for the team once again in 2017, and was in the starting lineup four more times for the Broncos in 2018.
It’s obvious that Garcia could answer the call for the Cards if needed. Kudos to the franchise’s front office for having such an impressive insurance policy waiting in the wings.