The 2016 off season seemed like the perfect one of the Arizona Cardinals.
They added a plus pass rusher, got a steal in the draft with Robert Nkemdiche falling to them, were able to get an athletic cover corner with upside, but also were able to get a lot of talent in free agency.
Through the first five weeks of the season, it has not exactly been what the Arizona Cardinals and Steve Keim had hoped.
Chandler Jones has been phenomenal, everything the Arizona Cardinals could have hoped for an more. He has created a fearsome tandem with second year rusher Markus Golden, as well as freeing up Calais Campbell.
The rest of the “big” off season moves have not fared as well.
The entire 2016 draft class has been a bust through the first five weeks, that doesn’t mean the class is a bust overall, but for right now, they are.
Tyvon Branch... Injured Reserve.
Evan Mathis... Injured Reserve.
Outside Chandler Jones, Marcus Cooper could arguably be the best move Keim made before the season started, and that was just before the season started.
It hasn’t happened before, but this off season was not one to write home about for the Arizona Cardinals. Of course, there is a lot of time left in the season.