The Arizona Cardinals have struggled with many of their draft picks during the Steve Keim Era. One pick who might break out is tight end Trey McBride.
Over the first nine weeks of the 2022 season, Arizona Cardinals rookie tight end Trey McBride had three receptions for 24 yards. In short, he looked like yet another bust in a long line of busts, courtesy of Steve Keim. But recently, McBride’s play has picked up, and it is becoming a bright spot in a lost season.
Over the past five games, McBride has 13 receptions and 105 yards. Sure, those numbers could be better, but let’s factor in his previous two contests: 7 receptions, 83 yards.
That’s progress, to say the least, and it appears McBride is well on his way to becoming a more pivotal part of the Cardinals offense in 2023. Odds are, he will be the TE2 with Zach Ertz returning, but given his recent production, it is logical to expect he will make a jump.
Arizona Cardinals tight end Trey McBride showing progress
It’s not easy to find positivity in the Arizona Cardinals these days. The team is 4-10, they are in turmoil regarding the job statuses of Steve Keim and head coach Kliff Kingsbury, and there are times where the Arizona Coyotes are more likely to score more points than the Redbirds offense.
Overall, it’s been a sad situation in the desert this season, and for the first time in years, I’m glad to see it come to an end. At the same time, we need to find positivity, like J.J. Watt’s throwback performance, and of course, players like McBride putting up better numbers in recent weeks.
While the last three games of the season are meaningless in many facets, for McBride and a few others, it’s all about making plays and continuing to get noticed. Regardless of who stalks the sidelines this time next season.
(Statistics provided by Pro-Football-Reference)
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