The Arizona Cardinals really need Ndamukong Suh to anchor their defensive line.
When was the last time the Cardinals had a defensive lineman with a swagger about him? Your mind may go back to the days of Darnell Dockett (and that awesome facemask the NFL never let him wear).
There is no doubt about Ndamukong Suh being a little past his prime. Despite that, Suh is still a viable option for the Arizona Cardinals to bring in. The benefit of this is not so tangible or measurable on the stat sheet.
Suh would bring in a ton of experience and has the ability to get in the heads of the opposition. Can you imagine Suh’s pairing with J.J. Watt and Markus Golden? It would give an edge to the Arizona defense like never before. Suh recently teased a signing with the Raiders after moving on from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Here are three reasons for Suh to sign with the Arizona Cardinals over the Las Vegas Raiders.
Reason Number one: The Arizona Cardinals have a better defense
When looking at these two teams, which would you rather go to? The Raiders, who ranked 26th in total defense last season? Or sign with the Cardinals, who placed 11th?
Sure, it may be cool to play alongside Maxx Crosby and Chandler Jones. But would one really want to get into the AFC West with a questionable offense on the other side and always be out on the field?
Suh would have more impact plays due to the abilities of the linebacking corps. Isaiah Simmons and Zaven Collins have a much higher floor and ceiling than any of the Raiders’ linebackers. On top of that, Budda Baker and Jalen Thompson provide comfort at the fringe of the defense.
Suh isn’t going to get that in Las Vegas.