5 things to look forward to with the 2021 Arizona Cardinals

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Hudson is the best center that the club has employed in decades

It’s been 43 years since the Cardinals had a center represent the franchise in the Pro Bowl. The great Tom Banks received that honor four consecutive times (1975-78), back when the team made its home in St. Louis.

Rodney Hudson, a three-time Pro Bowler in his own right, was acquired during a trade with the Las Vegas Raiders back in March. While the Watt signing got most of the headlines, many observers feel that landing Hudson was Keim’s finest move of 2021.

The upgrade at the position, now that Hudson is on the roster, is massive. Last season’s offense was severely limited with Mason Cole and Lamont Gaillard (both of whom are now departed) anchoring the Cards’ offensive line. Hudson’s tremendous presence should be felt immediately when the scoring attack takes to the field this coming fall.