Arizona Cardinals biggest strength and weakness heading into the 2022 NFL Season

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The Arizona Cardinals’ biggest weakness remains in the secondary

An issue that’s been neglected for the past few seasons has been the cornerback spot. Patrick Peterson’s tenure soured in 2020, and he left for the Vikings. On top of that, Peterson stunted Byron Murphy’s growth as a player.

Not to mention Robert Alford getting hurt and indirectly doing the same to 2021 rookie Marco Wilson. The Cardinals were able to get away with it when they got pressure up front from a good defensive line, but injuries riddled that position group as well.

This is one of the many reasons the Cardinals collapsed down the stretch last year. Veteran wide receivers knew how to pick apart Arizona’s secondary. Budda Baker did his best but didn’t get the greatest amount of help.

There still are more veteran corners available that would be great to add for a short one-year contract, but that may be wishful thinking.

If the Cardinals can go 3-3 or better with DeAndre Hopkins and  not collapse down the stretch, then the postseason is anyone’s game.

Next. These Cardinals are set to have a huge 2022. dark