Offseason additions and losses that will shape the Arizona Cardinals 2020 roster.
The biggest addition for the Arizona Cardinals this offseason seems obvious, in a blockbuster trade they acquired one of the league’s best receivers, DeAndre Hopkins. Not only did they obtain Hopkins but they also got out of the massive contract that was connected to David Johnson opening up cap space for more free agency signings.
The addition of defensive lineman Jordan Phillips seems to have flown fairly under the radar but was one of the largest holes on the Cardinals roster. Phillips is also being reunited with his 2016 defensive coordinator, Vance Joseph.
Joseph has spoken highly of Phillips’ abilities, his continuing growth and that he still has plenty of room to grow before he hits his ceiling. That is great news for Cardinals fans as he put up 9.5 sacks for the Bills last year even though he only played 52% of their snaps.
A defensive theme started to be established this offseason as the Cardinals signed Devon Kennard and De’Vondre Campbell as well. Kennard and Campbell were brought in to solidify the linebacking corps a move that will affect the final 53 drastically this season. Campbell was brought in for just one year while Kennard signed a three-year contract.
The biggest offseason losses for the team included defensive players Rodney Gunter, Cassius Marsh, Zach Kerr and a pair of receivers in Damiere Byrd and Pharoh Cooper.
The Arizona Cardinals have put together a strong roster and could become a sleeper contender team in the NFC this season. Here we are going to take a deep look at the roster and predict who will be with the team at the start of the season.