5 free agents the Arizona Cardinals were wise to avoid signing

These 5 free agents have new homes for 2024 and Cardinals fans should be glad that it isn't in Arizona.

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1.) WR Calvin Ridley

In one of the biggest shock free agency moves, wide receiver Calvin Ridley decided to sign with the Tennessee Titans after there were heated rumors of Ridley either going back to Jacksonville or up to New England. Ridley signed a 4-year, $92 million contract with the Titans after playing one year with the Jaguars last season. It was Ridley’s first season that he played in since being suspended for the 2022 season. 

This was a massive contract for a 29-year old receiver who just crossed the 1,000 receiving yard mark last season. The Titans have a completely revamped offense which includes Ridley as a number one option for Will Levis. However, at this type of contract, the Cardinals were smart not to pursue Ridley at this rate. Even though they had the cap room, there is no need to sign a receiver to that kind of money when Arizona is in a position to acquire a rookie receiver in this stacked wide receiver class.