5 players who could be entering their final season with the Cardinals

(Photo by Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) Christian Kirk
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Christian Kirk – WR

If there’s anyone who’s ever had a lot of promise coming into his career with the Cardinals, it was Christian Kirk. Just like Edmonds, he was having a great rookie year in 2018, with a strong game against the Packers. Unfortunately, he broke his foot during that contest and he ended up being done for the rest of the season.

2019 began with hope for Kirk, but his only three touchdowns came against the Jameis Winston-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Arizona’s meeting with the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2 was his only other significant contribution that same year.

Then last season, he was given a chance to shine after Larry Fitzgerald missed two games due to a positive COVID-19 test. Kirk didn’t do great and he will be remembered for failing to score against the New England Patriots when it mattered right before halftime.

Especially after the Cardinals’ drafting of Rondale Moore this year, the pressure is on for Kirk next season. Kirk versus Moore will be a training camp battle to watch for sure, as the rookie, by the looks of it, he can take a hit better than Kirk. One final thing about Kirk. Can Arizona stop the hometown player trend?

It was cool at first, but then bringing back D.J. Foster and signing Byron Murphy (who’s only exempt from this list because he actually performs) got so old. It’s a great PR move, but when they don’t work, it just seems short-sighted.