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Cardinals 2019 Off-Season Plan V. 3

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I was emailing back and forth this week with one of my favorite Cardinals’ fans (Vince from PA) and he came up with what I consider to be a fascinating GM/HC combo—-Eliot Wolf (Cleveland Browns’ Assistant GM, son of HOF GM Ron Wolf) as GM with Mike McCarthy (Green Bay Packers Head Coach) as head coach.

Of course, Wolf and McCarthy spent well over a decade together in Green Bay—-and they joyously sipped some sweet ambrosia from the Lombardi Trophy back in 2011.

Their familiarity is quite a plus.

Wolf and McCarthy’s primary mission will be to change the growing perception around the league that the Cardinals mistreat their players.

McCarthy brings most of his current staff with him. He is open to adding Todd Bowles as the DC and if Bowles is game, the deal is made. Otherwise, McCarthy brings his current DC, Mike Pettine, with him. Both Bowles and Pettine run the 34 base (back to basics, baby!).

Here are their moves:

  1. Trade: CB Patrick Peterson to Green Bay for CB Josh Jackson and the Packers’ 2019 1st round pick.
  2. Free Agent Signings:
  • G Ramón Foster (PIT)
  • WR Chris Hogan (NE)
  • WR Randall Cobb (GB)
  • CB Kareem Jackson (HOU)
  • CB Buster Skrine (NYJ)
  • S Clayton Geathers (IND)
  • LB Jordan Hicks (PHI)
  • RB Javorius Allen (BAL)
  • T LaAdrian Waddle (NE)
  • G Eric Kush (CHI)

3. In-House Free Agents Signings:

  • WR Larry Fitzgerald
  • T Josh Wetzel (RFA)
  • DT Rodney Gunter
  • DE Zach Moore
  • LB Jeremy Cash (RFA)
  • ERFAs—-DT Olsen Pierre, LB Joe Walker, TE Ricky Seals-Jones, G Colby Gossett, QB Chad Kanoff

4. 2019 NFL Draft:

  • DE Nick Bosa 6-3, 270 Ohio St. (R1)
  • (from GB) DT Christian Wilkins 6-3, 300, Clemson (R1)
  • TE Noah Fant 6-4, 235, Iowa (R2)
  • S Taylor Rapp 6-0, 212, Washington (R3)
  • QB Eric Dungey 6-3, 225, Syracuse (R4)
  • DE/OLB Wyatt Ray 6-2, 255, Boston College (R5)
  • C/G Alec Eberle 6-3, 295, Florida St. (R6)
  • WR Stanley Morgan, Jr. 6-0, 195, Nebraska (R7)

Depth Chart:

QB Josh Rosen, Eric Dungey, Chad Kanoff

RB David Johnson, Javorius Allen, T.J. Logan, Chase Edmonds

TE Ricky Seals-Jones, Noah Fant, Jermaine Gresham

WR Larry Fitzgerald, Chris Hogan, Chad Williams

WR Christian Kirk, Randall Cobb, Trent Sherfield

LT D.J. Humphries, LaAdrian Waddle

LG Justin Pugh, Colby Gossett

C Mason Cole, Alec Eberle

RG Ramon Foster, Eric Kush

RT Korey Cunningham, John Wetzel

LDE Christian Wilkins, Rodney Gunter

NT Corey Peters, Rodney Gunter

RDE Robert Nkemdiche, Olsen Pierre

LOLB Nick Bosa, Vontarious Dora

LILB Jordan Hicks, Dennis Gardeck

RILB Josh Bynes, Jeremy Cash

ROLB Chandler Jones, Zach Moore

LCB Kareem Jackson, Quinten Rollins, Deatrich Nichols

SS Budda Baker, Zeke Turner, Jonathan Owens

FS Antoine Bethea, Taylor Rapp, Rudy Ford

RCB Josh Jackson, Buster Skrine (nickel)

LS Aaron Brewer

P Andy Lee

K Matt McCrane

I think it would be good this time around to bring in an experienced head coach. I don’t think Mike McCarthy gets enough credit for the success he’s had in Green Bay. And I love the thought of adding a young, bright GM in Eliot Wolf.