3 - The Cardinals have no defensive line or EDGE rushers
Once again, this is a testament to Gannon and Company making the most out of what they have. So far, the Arizona Cardinals have lost the likes of L.J. Collier, Carlos Watkins, and Myjai Sanders, yet they remain a productive unit.
We already mentioned the Cardinals number of sacks as one of the best in the NFL, but what’s even more ironic, is that they are getting pressure on the quarterback by blitzing on dropbacks just 18.6% of the time, which ranks 29th in the NFL. Even so, they’re still tied for 13th in hurry percentage at 8.5%.
Overall, the Cardinals have put together a solid pass rushing rotation that, despite them being obscure players for the most part, have been stellar in the new system. If that trend continues in 2023, then their EDGE rushers will be a treat to watch.
(Statistics provided by Pro-Football-Reference)