What has become of the Arizona Cardinals?
Well, according to one report they could be bailing on their 2017 first round pick sooner rather than later.
If you believe the folks over at CBS Sports, the Arizona Cardinals could be willing to move on from Haason Reddick.
Reddick is not the only former first round pick they are listening to offers for, allegedly.
Deone Bucannon, who the team tendered for a fifth year after his first four year contract had come up, could also be on the block.
Arizona Cardinals having issues with two recent 1st round picks. Buccanon and Reddick both could be gone before the trade deadline: https://t.co/dpLftkVx1M— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) October 7, 2018
There are some things that don’t necessarily jive in this report.
First, it’s clear that from the story the Cardinals are willing to listen to trade offers for any and all players.
However, the fact that they could be willing to give up on Bucannon and Reddick already in their first season under Steve Wilks is a bit concerning. It also is concerning that of all of Steve Keim’s first round picks, he could only have two on the roster within his first six years.
Of course, nothing matters if Josh Rosen is a franchise quarterback because that can buy you time, but it also goes to show some of the reasons the Cardinals are in the position they are in.
Finally, trading Bucannon would make more sense than Reddick at this point.
Outside of 2015, Bucannon has not lived up to expectations, and if he leaves in free agency, the best you could hope to get is a third round compensatory pick. If a team is willing to give up a fourth or more, maybe they pull the trigger if they don’t see Bucannon working out moving forward.