Arizona Cardinals potential trade target gets shipped to Chicago
Let’s jump back to the Arizona Cardinals 2019 NFL draft.
That’s when the team had the first overall pick, and Kyler Murray was the team’s top choice in the first round. As the first round went along, one of the top wide receiver prospects was still on the board.
That was Arizona State’s N’Keal Harry, and his college highlights were pretty prolific. When the 32nd pick was announced, Harry’s name was called. New England had taken him in hopes of being Tom Brady’s newest target.
The Arizona Cardinals had the 33rd overall pick, which turned into Byron Murphy. Then the Josh Rosen trade happened, and Andy Isabella became the selection for the Cardinals even with D.K. Metcalf on the board.
Harry’s New England tenure was not good at all, and he hardly produced with over 400 receiving yards. Harry is also included in Bill Belichick’s ineptitude in drafting a wide receiver.
Arizona Cardinals could have swapped wide receivers, and it might’ve worked.
When Isabella was coming out of the University of Massachusets, he led the entire country in receiving yards in an offense that was defined by short passes. Harry was the classic deep threat who could make acrobatic catches.
Would Harry have given the Cardinals a deep threat whose name isn’t DeAndre Hopkins? The same goes for the Patriots, whose passing game is still being figured out with second-year quarterback Mac Jones at the helm.
Some Cardinals fans have said that both Arizona and New England should’ve swapped these two straight up. It would’ve been a completely fair thing to do, and Isabella is approaching David Johnson territory regarding his effectiveness on the field.
Harry was traded to the Chicago Bears for a 2024 7th-round pick, so that tells you how far up the hill he’ll have to go to earn a roster spot.
Until further notice, the Cardinals are stuck with Isabella and may be forced to cut him in training camp.