Mistakes were made.
In 2016 the Arizona Cardinals had the chance to draft one of the more dominant defensive linemen in the NFL now in Chris Jones.
They opted for the highly talented and consistently underperforming Robert Nkemdiche instead.
Now, with Nkemdiche still waiting to find a team and the Cardinals still trying to find the right combination of players up front along their defensive line, the Cardinals could hypothetically fix that issue.
Chris Jones is waiting for a new contract and according to Arrowhead Pride, he’s willing to miss the entire season if he doesn’t get it.
That begs the question, if the Chiefs and Jones cannot reach an agreement, should the Arizona Cardinals make an inquiry into trading for Jones?
The cost would be rich, likely a first round pick and more, plus the extension for Jones which is looking like a 5 year $100 million extension. Yet, it would give the Cardinals the type of force inside they have lacked since the Calais Campbell gamble was lost.
The question is not should they pursue the Jones, they should always pursue players that would upgrade positions of weakness.
The question is, if Jones became available, what would you give up knowing that a long-term contract is coming as well?