'Tank, You Cards!'? or maybe Tank U Cards? Seaside Joe 1641
A couple of thoughts. Firstly, ain't nobody taking on Kyler Murray's contract. Why would they? Way too much money for way to little success, and he doesn't seem to exactly be a coaches dream, does he? Second, it doesn't help to tank and draft early if you don't know how to spend that draft capital. Or, if you accidently pick a very good player but can't put a bunch of good players around them so they are successful.
New leadership there now, so I suppose I should allow that they are actually very good at what they do. Hope not though.
That last line was dirty 🤣
It is not going to be easy to trade Kyler in 2024 as he has a 35 million salary guaranteed his overall cap hit is an ungodly 51 million. To move him the Cards are most likely going to have to take at least 10 million of his salary back making him a 25 million dollar player. Even that may not be enough because Kyler is still going to cost his new team more approximately 40 million per year for in 2025 and 2026 if he play out the contract. Geno's contract look pretty good doesn't it.
I'm still so curious about the Texan's motivation in trading back up for Anderson. Do they actually think they'll be good enough this year that the future 1st will be outside the top ten?
Or has their own research shown Anderson and Stroud to be better choices than anyone they'd get in the top 5 in 2024?
I did really like Anderson, but I certainly didn't like him to the degree they seem like they'll pay.
I am curious through all of this how much cap space has Arizona jettisoned?
I don't think the Washington Team of Football (WTF) will be that bad except for FO-dysfunctionality (such as Ron "I didn't know this guy I drafted was actually good" Rivera).
Their record last year was half a game worse than ours. They still have a great front 7, they do get a last place schedule, and all points to Howell being actually "unremarkable starter" quality — and that worked pretty well for the Niners.
So I don't see the WTF losing to the Cardinals that easily.
It would be a bummer, but also kinda cool, if the Cards end up with the first and second overall picks. Maybe they can trade Murry to the Bucks and end up with the top three picks!
If we imagine a future where the Cardinals front office is somewhat capable, then our window for NFC west dominance may be opening now and closing in two or three seasons. The Rams are right behind them on the rebuild track too. Imagine if both Williams and Maye end up in the NFC west next year!
Let's get after it while the gettin's good!
Colt McCoy is a seahawk killer and we need to thank our lucky stars he’s gone
I have kinda assumed Arizona's haul for Murray might be degraded if he doesn't play in 2023 but I suppose the back catalog is there and no matter how he might play, it's not going to erase the other "commitment to football" baggage Murray has.
I agree with your analysis, for sure. If they are that bad, then maybe they could try a 2010 Pete-style house cleaning and replace everyone. They need the right coach, staff, and culture from the top-down for it to work, though, I think. Idk if they have the ownership to do all that.
BTW, definitely look for them to be talking up how Kyler is now better at studying the playbook, better in the locker room, and has come back "in the best shape of his career" to try an fluff up his value.
In Arizona, it is the ownership that is the problem. We should thank the stars that Paul Allen bought the Seahawks and Jody has been carrying on his legacy with aplomb. They recruited and retained a great HC/GM tandem and THAT has been the recipe for success in Seattle.
Thinking about all the cutdowns today and all the NFL dreams that will be put on hold: