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Isaiah Simmons traded to New York Giants

Cardinals receive a 2024 7th round pick in return for the safety

NFL: Arizona Cardinals Training Camp Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals have moved on from Isaiah Simmons, their 1st round pick at No. 8 in the 2020 NFL Draft,

After appearing to lose interest in hustling during the Cardinals embarrassing 38-10 pre-season loss at home versus the Chiefs, the Cardinals could not justify keeping the 2019 Butkis and Nagurski award winner any longer.

What? Only a 7th round pick?

The Giants are taking a completely inexpensive, calculated 7th round gamble. They must have a good plan. One might imagine that the Giants’ All-Pro DT Dexter Lawrence urged his GM to renunite him with his fellow standout playmaker at Clemson.

Isaiah Simmons’ 2023 salary:

  • $1,010,000 — base salary

Cardinals salary ramifications:

  • Simmons received $20M in guarantees throughout his 3+ years with the Cardinals, plus the Cardinals recently gave him this:
  • $2,417,826 —- roster bonus —- paid at the beginning of training camp.

For the Cardinals’ fans who, during the 2020 NFL Draft, were in love with T Tristan Wirfs, WR CeeDee Lamb or WR Justin Jefferson —- today’s trade is all the more frustrating.

If there is one saving grace for the Cardinals and the fans, a few months ago, new GM Monti Ossenfort declined Isaiah Simmons’ 5th year option.

ROTB Poll:


Who is more to blame about Isaiah Simmons’ demise in Arizona

This poll is closed

  • 62%
    Cardinals GM, scouts and coaches
    (552 votes)
  • 37%
    Isaiah Simmons
    (325 votes)
877 votes total Vote Now

How did you vote? Why?