Who should the Cardinals trade for?
If the Cardinals trade Kyler Murray, they must trade for Baker Mayfield. Now, before you castigate me, hear me out on this one.
There is no quarterback in the NFL today, at this moment, with more to prove than Mayfield. The Cleveland Browns’ disgruntled former franchise player was correct in telling the media the franchise outright lied to him before they pursued Deshaun Watson. And Mayfield won’t be satisfied until he proves Cleveland wrong.
Wherever Mayfield goes, he is going to be a successful player. Don’t expect him to be another Sam Darnold or Carson Wentz, who, despite their moments, fell flat on their faces. Mayfield plays with an edge neither Darnold nor Wentz possesses.
And the Cardinals have an offense built to succeed around Mayfield. They have two great tight ends in Zach Ertz and Maxx Williams. Rondale Moore could be a great underneath player, and DeAndre Hopkins, if healthy, can catch everything.
Mayfield has a plethora of skill position players he didn’t have in Cleveland. And that will make a huge difference.