The Arizona Cardinals finished 3-13 in 2018 and with the first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Now, as they head into a new era, the 2019 NFL season with Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray, the ly are projected to improve by four games.
According to Mike Clay of ESPN, he has the Arizona Cardinals improving, finishing at 7-9 and picking ninth in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Updated 2019 NFL #ClayProjections - including projected standings, strength of schedule, playoff seeds and 2020 draft order pic.twitter.com/2xbjZsHZ0o— Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) May 9, 2019
Clay’s projections would be a welcome change for the Arizona Cardinals and a four game improvement for a first year head coach and rookie quarterback.
Interestingly, Clay’s projections show a 120 point improvement on offense for points scored, but only a 40 point improvement in points against, going from 425 last year to 385 this year. Obviously a +160 point differential swing would be massive, but I did expect a bit more on defense.
Although, in the end the Arizona Cardinals getting better is all that matters.