The Arizona Cardinals have plenty of money to spend in regard to their cap space. So who are their dream targets in free agency?
In February, we went over several free agents that the Arizona Cardinals could target from teams like the Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns, and Tennessee Titans. Three teams with links to head coach Jonathan Gannon, offensive coordinator Drew Petzing, and general manager Jonathan Gannon.
We’ve covered all the names below in previous articles, so those you’re about to read about are the best of the best. The top three free agents the Arizona Cardinals must pursue. So who made the cut? Keep reading for more.
Top 3 free agent targets for the Arizona Cardinals
1 - Javon Hargrave, DT
Javon Hargrave may be more urgent now than he was last month thanks to the unfortunate news involving draft prospect Jalen Carter. The 6’2, 305lb Hargrave knows Jonathan Gannon and defensive coordinator Nick Rallis well, so he’d slide right into the system with ease down in the desert.
He’s older, which isn’t ideal for a team looking to get younger. But Hargrave’s production is still one of the league’s best at the position. And for an Arizona Cardinals team that struggled against the run over the past two seasons, adding a player like Hargrave will go a long way in fixing the issue.
2 - Isaac Seumalo, OG
Isaac Seumalo ranked #2 on our list of the top free agent offensive linemen, and for good reason. Like Hargrave, Seumalo is a former member of the Philadelphia Eagles, and he was outstanding during the team’s Super Bowl run last year.
Like Hargrave, he’s also not a young player, but with so much potential turnover on the Arizona Cardinals offensive line, Seumalo would come in and help remedy the issue immediately. Even if the Cards re-signed the likes of Will Hernandez and Kelvin Beachum, they may still target Seumalo thanks to his performance in 2022.
3 - Kareem Hunt
Kareem Hunt would be an RB1 for some NFL teams, but he may fit best in a timeshare. And thanks to his experience playing in Cleveland, he has ties to Drew Petzing. Hunt would likely see a good deal of playing time with the Arizona Cardinals should they pursue him, thanks to incumbent RB1 James Conner’s injury history.
The Cards would most likely want to find ways to preserve the bruising Conner, and signing a back capable of producing consistently in an extended role could be a top priority. While there are other running backs who could fit the billing, Hunt is currently the best of the bunch.