There is a pretty clear divide within the NFL writers, fans and pundits community.
You either like what the Arizona Cardinals did in the 2018 offseason, or you think there are going to be some growing pains and it will take time to get back to the top of the pack.
Well, the good folks over at EA Sports and the Madden franchise fall in the latter category, as their team ratings for the 2019 season came out and the Cardinals find themselves at the bottom.
Only the New York Jets are worse and the Cardinals find themselves tied with the New York Giants, the same Giants team they obliterated in 2017, as the second worst team, from Madden, heading into 2018.
Now, these ratings are all subject to change, but it is always interesting to see how others view the team you root for.
Clearly, the folks at Madden look at this team as a “prove it” type of situation.
Prove that you can stay a competitive team without Bruce Arians as the head coach.
Prove that Sam Bradford can stay healthy.
Prove that Josh Rosen is ready if Bradford can’t.
Prove that moving on from Tyrann Mathieu was the right decision.
Prove that the changes to the defensive scheme will help and not hurt the team.
There is even more, wide receivers outside of Larry Fitzgerald, the offensive line, cornerback opposite Patrick Peterson, that plays into the ranking.
Yet, it seems like the Cardinals had found a way to get out of the company of the lower teams in the NFL.
What do you think?