5 best free-agent signings in Arizona Cardinals history

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Jordan Hicks – LB (2019)

Hicks was a good player in his first stop with the Philadelphia Eagles. But he never played a full season until he signed with the Cardinals in March 2019. Since his signing, Hicks has established himself as one of the Cardinals’ most consistent defensive puzzle pieces, recording 384 combined tackles in three seasons.

And despite playing for a team with a poor run defense, Hicks’ tackles have not all been downfield. He can credit 29 tackles for loss during his three-season stint with the Cardinals, and in 2021, he added four sacks to his name.

Also a force in pass defense, Hicks has four career interceptions since 2019 and 15 pass deflections. Statistically, he’s one of the team’s most reliable defensive players. The Cardinals drafted his eventual replacement, Zaven Collins, in 2021, but Hicks managed to ward off Collins throughout the season.