Earlier we looked at Pro Football Focus’ offseason cut suggestion for the Arizona Cardinals to get an extra $4 million in salary cap space.
It is interesting that PFF wants the Arizona Cardinals to cut Sweezy and then in turn sign a free agent at the guard position.
In fact, PFF thinks the Arizona Cardinals should replace three or four of their 2019 starters along the offensive line.
PFF thinks the assets the Arizona Cardinals have in cap space should then in turn be used to fix the offensive line.
PFF suggests going after a replacement for Sweezy in either Brandon Scherff or Graham Glassgow. That’s an upgrade no doubt, but in creating an extra $4 million in cap space PFF suggests spending $12+ million to replace Sweezy.
They also suggest going after right tackle Bryan Bulaga in free agency.
So, moving on from Sweezy and adding an upgrade at right tackle means spending around $23 million on just two spots.
They also recommend another free agent cornerback, despite not cutting Robert Alford for his savings.
Jimmy Smith is not a young corner, but he has ability… However would spending another $5 million a season on a veteran corner who only played nine games, starting five make sense?
So, PFF suggests quite a bit of upgrades, but it seems like upgrades don’t make a ton of sense for positions that maybe are not huge needs.
What do you think of getting these three players as PFF suggests?
OG - Brandon Scherff 4 years $50 million
OT - Bryan Bulaga 3 years $30.5 million
CB - Jimmy Smith 2 years $10 million
Is this a wise use of nearly $30 million?