The Arizona Cardinals want to improve the interior offensive line. While the team has been rumored to be in the mix for players like Stefen Wsiniewski and A.Q Shipley, it is guard Mike Iupati who apparently will be added to the Cardinals offensive line.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Iupati has told people he will join Arizona. He started 75 games in five season for San Francisco, all at left guard.
He is known for being a great run blocker, while not so good in pass protection. In 2014, according to Pro Football Focus, he gave up seven sacks and 24 other pressures. It was four and 23 in 2013.
Ted Larsen, who was the Cardinals' starting left guard for most of the season (except for two games he started at right guard), gave up four sacks and 32 pressures.
What we will have to see is what type of contract he gets from Arizona. No deals can actually happen before Tuesday afternoon.
Since Iupati has played nothing but left guard in five years, it make sense that he would continue to play there. With Paul Fanaika set to be a free agent, it would appear the right guard position will now be a competition between Ted Larsen, 2013 first round pick Jonathan Cooper, Earl Watford and Anthony Steen.
How excited are you for the reported addition of Iupati?