Arizona Cardinals: Reliving two decades of failures at wide receiver
2017 – Chad Williams
One of the biggest busts on this list, Williams had 20 career receptions on 54 targets. He recorded just a 37.7% catch percentage and just one touchdown in 16 career games with the Cardinals.
2018 – Christian Kirk
By far the best receiver on this list, Kirk never logged a catch percentage under 60%. And while he never evolved into an outstanding player, his 256 catches in four seasons averages to 64 per year. He also recorded 20 touchdown receptions with Arizona.
2019 – Andy Isabella, Hakeem Butler, KeeSean Johnson
Earlier in the month, the Arizona Cardinals finally admitted their mistake and cut Isabella. He had just 33 receptions in 39 career games with the Cardinals, and logged just 447 passing yards.
Hakeem Butler played in just two games for the Cardinals and tallied zero receptions on one target. KeeSean Johnson had 36 receptions and despite being the last one drafted, was the best of the trio. Though his lack of production makes it easy to distinguish his career from another receiver of the same name.
2021 – Rondale Moore
Injury-prone, Moore has played in just 16 games for the Cardinals heading into Week 6 of the 2022 season. However, it already seems as though he’s riding the bust label, logging just 64 receptions for a paltry 8.0 yards per reception. He has just one receiving touchdown a the time of this writing.
Overall, things have not looked good for the Cardinals when it has come to drafting receivers since they hit it big with Larry Fitzgerald in 2004. Hopefully, Rondale Moore can somehow reverse ship following a solid outing against the Philadelphia Eagles. But time will ultimately dictate whether he remains a productive commodity in the desert.
(Statistics provided by Pro-Football-Reference)