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Arizona Cardinals can look to Championship Games as blueprint to build

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The Cardinals need a quarterback, but they can build to help him.

NFC Championship - Minnesota Vikings v Philadelphia Eagles Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

What a weekend.

The Super Bowl is one we all saw coming… Until Carson Wentz went down with an injury.

Then it felt like the Minnesota Vikings, the New Orleans Saints or maybe the Atlanta Falcons could make a run and get to Super Bowl 52.

Now, it’s the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII in Minnesota.

The Eagles make the Super Bowl despite losing their All Pro left tackle, dynamic change of pace running back and return man, their starting inside linebacker, and oh yeah the probable MVP of the season, Carson Wentz, the Eagles continued onward.

It’s what I’ve often said about the Arizona Cardinals and where they need to strive to be as an organization.

Not quarterback reliant.

It’s easier said than done and on any given day you can run into a hot team, look at the Vikings, but it makes success more sustainable.

As the Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers defenses began to regress, it coincided with the teams being good, but seemingly flaming out come playoff time. They have two of the top ten quarterbacks in the league. This is when you see the need for a complete team, rather than one that is reliant on an amazing quarterback.

No team represents this more than the Green Bay Packers with Aaron Rodgers.

It’s not that the league is not quarterback driven, it 100% is, but if you are able to maintain the pieces around the QB and survive bad games and mediocre games from those quarterbacks, you make life much easier.

Sure, you could end up like the Vikings and Jaguars, teams that will be wondering “what if” all off-season at the quarterback position, but they also are two teams likely to be back in the mix again in 2018.

It sounds easy, but the Arizona Cardinals are on the right route on the defensive side of the ball. Building the right way on offense is the key to taking the next step.