For the Arizona Cardinals, this offseason was about defining where they are.
With their first move of the 2021 offseason, they are showing that they believe they are close.
Not close to making the playoffs, but they believe they are close to competing for a Super Bowl.
When you sign a soon-to-be 32-year old J.J. Watt to a two-year deal for $31 million, you are defining that you are going for it.
Whether you agree with the self-assessment from the team, they are using the final two seasons of Kyler Murray on his rookie deal as an opportunity to go all in before the reset.
Watt brings one of the most productive resumes we have seen in NFL history. The question becomes, can he stay healthy?
The Cardinals are betting that he can with their deal they gave him, knowing they need help other places on the roster.
They believe that Kyler Murray and the offense can take the next step, and adding Watt will help the issues on the backend, because they will have one of the better pass rushes in the NFL.
The Cardinals made their statement, they think they can contend.
What do you think?