When looking back at the last few months, CBS Sports’ John Breech hasn’t been a fan of the moves that the Arizona Cardinals have and haven’t made.
After making the playoffs last season for the first time since 2015, one would think the Arizona Cardinals would have a lot to be happy about heading into the 2022 campaign.
Instead, the last few months have been full of unexpected drama, big-name departures, and a large amount of uncertainty.
The Cardinals have still made some roster moves that they believe will help them contend in the NFC next season. However, not everyone is applauding what Arizona has done to their team during the 2022 offseason.
NFL analyst believes the 2022 offseason has been “disastrous” for the Arizona Cardinals
With the 2022 NFL Draft now over, people are starting to reflect on how the last few months have gone for teams around the NFL.
Recently, CBS Sports John Breech spoke about the Cardinals offseason. Let’s just say he doesn’t think things have gone well for Arizona since the 2021 campaign came to a close.
"“The Cardinals have a lot to worry about. They have a lot to figure out. They still don’t have a contract extension done with Kyler Murray. So until that’s done, that’s another thing they have to worry about. So they’ve had a pretty disastrous offseason.”"
Breech also said that the 2022 offseason has been a “rollercoaster ride through a chainsaw factory” for the Cardinals.
He discussed how just when it seemed like Arizona was able to cool down all of the drama with Kyler Murray, the news of DeAndre Hopkins getting suspended for six games popped up, and everything went back to being a disaster.
While the Hopkins’ suspension is disappointing, the Cardinals still made some moves this offseason that fans should be excited about.
Arizona re-signed James Conner and Zach Ertz, they traded for a dynamic, young wide receiver in Marquise Brown, they added a new starting offensive guard in Will Hernandez, they signed a former first-round pick in cornerback Jeff Gladney, and they seem to finally be on the same page with Murray when it comes to a new contract.
The Cardinals have also improved their win total in each of the last three seasons. So they appear to be heading in the right direction and it’s certainly believable that they could improve their win total again in 2022.
Not every offseason has to be full of big-name free-agent signings and blockbuster trades. Sometimes, the best thing for a team to do is push forward with the same core group of players that helped them achieve success during the previous year.
This is basically what Arizona has done this offseason, and while some might not like their lack of activity, no one is going to care about the moves they made or didn’t make during the last few months if they come out and contend next season.