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Bene Benwikere has solidified the Arizona Cardinals secondary

The Cardinals made an under the radar move from Jamar Taylor to Bene Benwikere and it has boosted the play of the secondary.

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When the Arizona Cardinals made the move from Sam Bradford to Josh Rosen against the Chicago Bears, it was the second benching of the game.

The first, one that was slightly under the radar to many, was the move the Cardinals made in benching Jamar Taylor for Bene Benwikere.

When you bench a veteran quarterback for a rookie first round pick, the news and headlines all go to one thing, that move.

That’s why despite little fanfare or coverage, the move from Jamar Taylor to Benwikere was maybe the most important one that has happened.

Oh, don’t get me wrong, the move to Josh Rosen was absolutely necessary, but it hasn’t exactly sparked the offensive revolution the rest of the NFL has been experiencing, but that has little to do with Rosen as we know.

No, instead the move from Taylor to Benwikere has completely changed the Arizona Cardinals pass defense.

The grading can obviously coincide with the fact that the Cardinals have been playing very, very average to below average to awful quarterbacks, the last three weeks, but you cannot discount the move to Benwikere, as his numbers show he has massively outperformed Jamar Taylor.

Now, we get the meat of the talented passing quarterbacks, outside of the Denver Broncos, so we will see how this changes over the next couple of weeks, but so far, it has been one of the most important moves Steve Wilks has made.