By Jim Koch
After an uninspiring coaching hire, and no quarterback to speak of, the Arizona Cardinals need to make an offseason splash
The Arizona Cardinals may have seen this coming. After a few seasons of excitement, interest has died down in the desert. The retirements of Bruce Arians and Carson Palmer have left a need for an exciting acquisition.
Sure, new coach Steve Wilks is getting rave reviews. The former defensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers is well-regarded, and has convinced Cards’ management that he’s the real deal. That’s all well and good, but a sexy hire Wilks is not.
To get the fans back on board, general manager Steve Keim needs to do something drastic. Acquiring a quarterback who’s capable of great things would get people talking about the Cardinals again. There’s one signal-caller in particular who’d make Arizona viable the moment he signs his name to a contract.
Kirk Cousins will be the darling of the NFL’s upcoming free agency period. There will be no shortage of suitors for the former starting passer of the Washington Redskins. The competition to land the 29-year old will be fierce, which would make landing Cousins that much...