We made it.
After months of concerns that an NFL season wouldn’t happen, primarily highlighted by the coronavirus pandemic, week one is finally upon us.
Since the 2019 season finale, Arizona Cardinals GM Steve Keim has been adamant that he and the front office would add talent during all phases of the off-season.
Man, did they ever.
The Cardinals made one of the more shocking trades in recent memory by acquiring All-Pro WR DeAndre Hopkins from the Texans. The next big-name player would come with the eighth overall pick in the draft, when Isaiah Simmons surprisingly fell into the Cardinals’ lap.
Beyond those two splash moves, Keim and company filled out the rest of the roster holes with proven talent. DT Jordan Phillips, ILB De’Vondre Campbell and OLB Devon Kennard highlight their free agent class that will give DC Vance Joseph the tools he was lacking last year.
So, while the moves made by Arizona are certainly impressive, they will be tested immediately by the NFC’s representative in Super Bowl 54.
Since this is the first preview of the season, this will be consist of a more detailed analysis of the Cardinals as a whole. Let’s dive in.