In the 2017 free agency period, money is going to be flying around, which will be a problem for the Arizona Cardinals.
Well, with a little over $17 million in cap space, the Cardinals have some holes to fill, inside linebacker, wide receiver, interior offensive line and of course, cornerback.
Marcus Cooper did not grade well from Pro Football Focus or B/R 1000, but he still was a Pro Bowl alternate, which means he will get paid like one.
Interesting that Arians says he’s hearing CB Marcus Cooper is going to be offered significant money in free agency.— Kent Somers (@kentsomers) March 1, 2017
While Somers scoffed at the idea that a Pro Bowl alternate nod would have some affect on the type of contract Cooper may be offered, it is likely a partial reality.
While the film grades may disagree, someone watching thought enough of the season for Cooper to get that nomination.
Which also means someone, in a league desperate for adequate cornerback play, will be willing to pay him.
With the Cardinals salary cap situation, even going up to $5 million a season would be putting a player like Cooper out of reach for the Cardinals in 2017.
This offseason, it is going to be a hell of a ride.