5 players who need to step up in 2024 for Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals have momentum heading into 2024, but will need these five players will need to step up for a successful season in Arizona.
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1.) Marvin Harrison Jr.

It was tough to decide whether Kyler Murray or Marvin Harrison Jr. should be number one on this list. It is easy to argue that Murray should be due to the fact that Murray is the franchise guy under center and his cap hit number is $49.1 million this season. However, the Cardinals’ first, first-round pick in Harrison Jr. is at this spot because of not only who he is as a player, but the value he can bring to the Cardinals early on in his career. With the NFL transitioning to a pass-heavy type of league, there is pressure on Harrison Jr. to succeed early. Not to mention, he lands in a great spot with Murray as his quarterback.

With receivers like Ja’Marr Chase and Puka Nacua exceeding expectations in their first year of their respective careers, Harrison Jr. faces the same type of pressure to be an immediate impactful player.