The Arizona Cardinals got their first win of the preseason on Friday night against the Cincinnati Bengals. So who were the MVPs of the game?
As the Cardinals get ready to take on the Baltimore Ravens at home on August 21st, let’s take one last look back at the Bengals game to see who the MVPs of the game were for the Cardinals.
When your team goes on the road and destroys the opponent and scores a lot, it goes without saying that there’s a lot to choose from. The offense looked phenomenal, the defense was arguably just as good (if not better), and the special teams unit had their moments as well.
Here’s your offensive MVP for the Arizona Cardinals win over the Bengals:
Arizona Cardinals offensive MVP: QB Trace McSorley
Believe it or not, this almost went to Greg Dortch and Andy Isabella. In my opinion, all of these Cardinals had games to remember, but McSorley shined the brightest. The third spot on the quarterback depth chart before the game was comparable to a magic eight-ball.
You could shake it up anyway you wanted to and ask any question, and every single time it would give you something different (if the thing wasn’t broken, buy you get the point). McSorley really looked like he clamped down on that roster spot.
That’s not to take anything away from Jarrett Guarantano, but we saw shades of McSorley that we hadn’t seen since his days at Penn State.
McSorley helped lead the Cardinals to their 22 points in the first half, which proved to be insurmountable and gave Arizona breathing room even as the Bengals scored in garbage time.