The Arizona Cardinals have lost two starters at cornerback in the last week. Tyrann Mathieu was released while Tramon Williams, who the Arizona Cardinals wanted to bring back, took a two-year contract with the Green Bay Packer.
Now, the Cardinals are bringing in potential replacements for both. Yesterday they brought Robert McClain in for a visit a week earlier than expected and now they are going back to the well, bringing in Marcus Cooper for another look.
Former Arizona cornerback Marcus Cooper will be in for a visit with the Cardinals tomorrow— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) March 23, 2018
Cooper was with the Arizona Cardinals in 2016 and played well before getting a big contract from the Chicago Bears in the form of a three-year $16 million contract with $8 million in guaranteed cash.
Now, after a single ineffective season with the Bears, he is back on the market.
Cooper was a Pro Bowl Alternate, whose numbers didn’t match the contract he got from the Bears.
Cooper gave up receptions on 63.9 percent of targets his way, 751 receiving yards and four touchdowns according to Pro Football Focus. He had four interceptions and six pass breakups, which is what turned heads in the positive direction.
He is a big, physical corner who can be a nice player and would make sense for the Cardinals outside.
If they were to come away with Cooper and McClain, it is a downgrade from Williams and Mathieu in terms of talent, but with the way Steve Wilks and Al Holcomb scheme, you could see an uptick in production.