Did previous bad business decisions force Cardinals to sign Kyler Murray?

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Kyler Murray has had to deal with an unpredictable GM in Steve Keim

He also let De’Vondre Campbell and Jordan Hicks go. Campbell went to Green Bay where he got 1st team All-Pro, won an NFC Defensive Player of the month, was 3rd in solo tackles and 7th in combined tackles.

But, he is not the only player who got let go. How about the Cardinals 2017 first round pick Hasson Reddick? Reddick went to the Carolina Panthers and had 11 sacks, 18 quarterback hits, and 37 solo tackles.

Then the Cardinals signed J.J. Watt and promptly allowed Chandler Jones to go to Las Vegas. Keim decided to let Campbell, Hicks, Reddick and Jones go for Simmons, Collins and Watt. bad business decisions.

On the offensive side of the ball let me give you two names Andy Isabella and Hakeem Butler. That is like giving the Cardinals two black eyes. I will give Keim credit, I do not know how with the track record he had above he took the Houston Texans to the cleaners and got DeAndre Hopkins, but that’s the only thing Keim has to hang his hat on.

People will scream, “What about Christian Kirk?” Well, let’s look at his numbers in 4 years with the Cardinals. He never got 1,000 yards, never got over six touchdowns in a season and barely got 3,000 total rushing and receiving yards from scrimmage in those four years combined. He was not a great player, he was average at best.

The other name I hear all the time is Chase Edmonds. Keim signed him to a 4 year rookie contract after being selected in the 4th round. He scored 14 total touchdowns and 4 total fumbles and only had 124 total 1st downs both rushing and receiving in those 4 years.

In reality, Chase had 1 good season with the Cardinals. Butler is no longer in football, Kirk is with Jacksonville and Isabella remains toward the bottom of the receivers depth chart.