Remember DRC? Yes, that’s right. Former Arizona Cardinals cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie wants to continue his career in the NFL. The 16th overall pick for the Cardinals in the 2008 draft helped the team clinch it’s first NFC West title that same year since 1975, and Rodgers-Cromartie sealed the deal on this 99 yard pick-six against the Rams that put Cardinals radio play-by-play man Dave Pasch into a classic call. What is kind of ironic is that the Cardinals are picking at number sixteen again, and are also in need of a cornerback.
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie hasn’t been in the NFL since 2019, when he spent a few games with the Washington Football Team. Although he had been faded from top-of-mind awareness (TOMA) ever since he left the New York Giants.
DRC would actually be on the 2013 Denver Broncos team that made to Super Bowl XLVIII against the Seattle Seahawks. We all know how that one turned out for Seattle, a 43-8 lopsided victory that left the football world shocked. The veteran out of Tennessee State has logged 30 interceptions, 535 tackles and six touchdowns in his long, journey-man like career.
DRC was shipped off for a trade before the 2011 season that landed Philadelphia QB Kevin Kolb to the Cardinals. This kinda went well once the 2012 season rolled around. Kolb’s signature moment in the desert was a 24-21 overtime win against the Miami Dolphins in which Kolb hit Andre Roberts on the final play of regulation for the game tying TD. Others may remember this as the *shudder* Brian Hartline game.
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So it remains to be seen where Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will end up. He might not be a bad veteran presence for the young corners currently on the roster.