The Arizona Cardinals are entering a pivotal offseason, and it just happens to be coming in perhaps the most interesting offseason in NFL history. Multiple coaches and owners around the league have spoken on how, due to the sudden decrease in cap space this offseason due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be a number of surprise cuts that will flood the open market with talent. That, combined with the fact that rookie classes seem to get better and more impactful by the year, and a team like the Cardinals with a star quarterback that’s still on his rookie contract has a chance to really push their organization over the top.
That being said, Arizona has a TON of options for how they could attack this offseason. OverTheCap projects them at $16 million as of March 5 (15th in the league.) So let’s look at one realistic offseason plan ahead of free agency opening on March 17th.