Now that the Super Bowl is in the books, the offseason has officially begun. Where do the Arizona Cardinals sit from a salary cap standpoint?
It’s no secret that the Arizona Cardinals need a lot of help. So as of Monday, February 13th, you may be pleased to hear that the Redbirds are currently 11th in the league with $13,467,247 worth of cap space.
Good news all around, since the Cardinals will need help at the following positions:
- Offensive Line
- Defensive Line
With so much cap space, Arizona can easily sign some affordable players to patch up lagging position groups like quarterback, where Kyler Murray will probably miss the first stage of the 2023 season. It’s also possible the Redbirds pick up a running back to complement James Conner, and they may even add a more plausible edge rusher to the roster.
Look for the Arizona Cardinals to be conservative with their cap space
While the Cards are 11th in the league, don’t expect them to make a major splash in free agency besides perhaps just one major target along the offensive or defensive lines. If they want to build long-term success, they will be looking toward the future and strategize extending their young core on defense while spending money on draft picks.
It might sound boring, but if the Cardinals want to field a competitive team long-term, they must build through the draft. And I know what you might say: The Cards haven’t drafted well in an eon. But that was under Steve Keim, so let’s give Monti Ossenfort a fair chance to make something happen here.
But don’t fear! The Cardinals will bring in some sound names who could become part of the transition process with a new regime taking shape in 2023. Just don’t be surprised if Ossenfort and Company choose spend much of the Cardinals cap space on current and future talent.
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