5 things to watch for during the Cardinals 2021 preseason

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What are some of the things to keep an eye out for when the Arizona Cardinals take the field for their three preseason matchups this year?

Although most fans have a bit of disdain for the preseason, it is possible to get glimpses of the future in the three games before the Arizona Cardinals kickoff against the Tennessee Titans in Week 1.

The average fan’s attitude toward the preseason seems a little off. Sure, the games don’t count toward the overall record at the end of the year, but it is possible to learn about the 2021 Cardinals by watching.

According to new NFL rules, the preseason will be shortened to three matchups this year. Arizona will face the Dallas Cowboys in game one, the Kansas City Chiefs in game two, and the New Orleans Saints in preseason Week 3.

This is a time for the team to test out their drafted and undrafted rookies or free agency players they took a chance on, and to also let veterans get accustomed to playing live football again.

Let’s look at some of the storylines all Cardinals fans should be aware of as Kliff Kingsbury and his staff evaluate their players and offensive/defensive schemes before the upcoming season.