No one expects the Arizona Cardinals to be one of the best teams in the NFL in 2019, but the question is will they be the worst again?
That’s why when Peter King released his first post NFL Draft power rankings for the 2019 season, it was interesting to see where we ranked them.
After completely revamping their coaching staff and roster, it isn’t a surprise to see them near the bottom of the rankings, but King has some pretty kind words about the Cardinals, even if he ranks them near the bottom.
31. +ARIZONA CARDINALS (3-13)
All is definitely not lost for the Cardinals. The real losers in the post-season Cardinal experiment? The American football fans. Unless you’ve got a TV package able to show every Cardinals game, starting with seven competitive games—Detroit, at Baltimore, Carolina, Seattle, at Cincinnati, Atlanta, at New York Giants—or you’ve got the RedZone Channel, you’re going to miss a fascinating football story. Think of this: Soon after being named the Texas Tech head coach late in 2013, Kingsbury offered a tiny Allen (Texas) High School sophomore quarterback, Kyler Murray, a full scholarship to play quarterback for the Red Raiders beginning in the summer of 2016. Murray turned it down eventually, choosing Texas A&M and later transferring to Oklahoma. And so now Kingsbury, six years after first laying eyes on the phenom quarterback who’s been the smallest man on the field for years, gets to make him the centerpiece of an imaginative and thrilling offense in the NFL. I mean, who wouldn’t want to see every snap of Murray’s developement, with Kingsbury pulling the strings? It’s a shame the Cardinals have but one prime-time affair this year (Halloween night, Thursday, Garoppolo at Murray). If I’m not there in person, I’ll be watching on TV, that’s for sure.
It sure will be interesting to see and hopefully exciting to watch the change of the Arizona Cardinals in 2019… let’s hope it comes with some more wins as well.