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ClutchPoints Mar 3, 2021
J.J. Watt went to hilarious lengths to keep free agency decision private before joining Cardinals

J.J. Watt went to hilarious lengths to keep free agency decision private before joining Cardinals

When J.J. Watt finally made the announcement on his decision to sign with the Arizona Cardinals, the news took the NFL world by surprise. As it turns out, this was exactly how Watt wanted things to pan out. So much so, that the five-time All-Pro DE actually went to hilarious lengths just to be able […] The post J.J. Watt went to hilarious lengths to keep free agency decision private before joining Cardinals appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Raising Zona Mar 5, 2021

Arizona Cardinals should look into Trent Brown trade

This past Monday, the Arizona Cardinals made a loud and clear announcement to the rest of the National Football League. By signing outstanding defensive end J.J. Watt, the organization basically let it be known that it’s Super Bowl or bust in 2021. With quarterback Kyler Murray still performing on an affordable rookie contract, the Cards […] Arizona Cardinals should look into Trent Brown trade - Raising Zona - Raising Zona - Arizona Cardinals News and Fan Community
Field Gulls Mar 6, 2021
J.J. Watt to carry $4.9M cap hit in 2021 for Cardinals

J.J. Watt to carry $4.9M cap hit in 2021 for Cardinals

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports With the NFL salary cap set to decrease in 2021, teams across the NFL have begun to release higher priced players whose cap hits are larger than their on field impact. While there have certainly some bigger name players who have hit the market, including Gabe Jackson and J.J. Watt, it’s likely that the biggest names will not hit the market until just prior to the new league year starting on March 17. That said, with many teams flush up against the cap, there have been expectations that there could be deals to be found. That is likely to...
Revenge of the Birds Mar 5, 2021
Cardinals Re-Define Veteran Leadership

Cardinals Re-Define Veteran Leadership

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports In his most recent article for The Athletic, Michael Lombardi maintains, like a fair number of Cardinals’ fans, that the Arizona Cardinals paid way too much for DE J. J. Watt. Here is the crux of his argument: When J.J. Watt recently signed with the Cardinals, there were reports that Arizona was not the highest bidder. The Colts (completely false) and Browns (not sure, but highly doubtful) were rumored to have higher bids. Why is this even important? Watt being paid $15 million per season with $23 million guaranteed is a huge...
Revenge of the Birds Mar 4, 2021
Arizona Cardinals have a couple of options to create cap space without making cuts

Arizona Cardinals have a couple of options to create cap space without making cuts

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports With the Arizona Cardinals signing of J.J. Watt they used a small chunk of their 2021 cap space. The Cardinals have a couple of options to free up some more cap space that doesn’t include making cuts to the roster. Looking at the Cardinals roster there are three moves they can make to free up some cap space. Extend (Restructure) Chandler Jones - The Cardinals could take the current contract they have Jones on, extend him a year but make it “voidable” and convert about $10-12 million in salary in bonus and spread that bonus out...
Revenge of the Birds Mar 4, 2021
Do any of the newly released veterans make sense for the Arizona Cardinals?

Do any of the newly released veterans make sense for the Arizona Cardinals?

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The Arizona Cardinals made a splash when they signed J.J. Watt. Now the question is, could they find bargain veterans in free agency after being released from their teams? The Cardinals need help at tight end and Kyle Rudolph was just released by the Minnesota Vikings. After five consecutive seasons of playing in every game, the veteran missed four games in 2020. He is a solid two-way tight end as a blocker and receiver, he has slowed down quite a bit, but likely has just enough left in the tank for maybe one year. Kyle Van Noy is a veteran...
ClutchPoints Mar 4, 2021
Cardinals’ J.J. Watt is similar to Tom Brady in one specific way, per Kliff Kingsbury

Cardinals’ J.J. Watt is similar to Tom Brady in one specific way, per Kliff Kingsbury

Long-time Houston Texan JJ Watt signed with the Arizona Cardinals to join former teammate De’Andre Hopkins this past week, as he kept it a secret from the world until he was ready to let everyone know with his Instagram post. He dedicated 11 seasons to the Texans where he amassed a total of 101 sacks, […] The post Cardinals’ J.J. Watt is similar to Tom Brady in one specific way, per Kliff Kingsbury appeared first on ClutchPoints.
In the end, J.J. Watt followed the money, just like most athletes often do

In the end, J.J. Watt followed the money, just like most athletes often do

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ J.J. Watt said all the right things, but in the end followed the money. This shouldn’t be a shock to anyone. Right when he (or at least social media types) had you thinking he was going to wind up in Cleveland, Buffalo or even Pittsburgh, J.J. Watt, the most legendary Watt brother of them all, took a hard left and signed a two-year deal with the Cardinals on Monday. The deal is worth $31 million, with $23 million guaranteed. That’s right, in the same week that Ben Roethlisberger, the guy few people thought would ever agree to do such a...
Revenge of the Birds Mar 5, 2021
2021 NFL Draft: McShay Mock 3.0 gives Arizona Cardinals help at cornerback

2021 NFL Draft: McShay Mock 3.0 gives Arizona Cardinals help at cornerback

Photo by Joe Robbins/ With the Arizona Cardinals adding J.J. Watt, the most immediate and pressing need moves to the cornerback position. That has been a consistently mocked position to the Arizona Cardinals this offseason, and with the addition of Watt, that likely will become even more frequent. That is why when Todd McShay dropped his third mock draft of the 2021 NFL Draft cycle, it was not a surprise to see the Cardinals take a cornerback: From E$PN: 16. Arizona Cardinals Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina J.J. Watt and Chandler Jones spell problems for opposing QBs,...
Revenge of the Birds Mar 4, 2021
2021 NFL Draft: Despite addition of J.J. Watt, Arizona Cardinals go heavy defense in Fantasy Pro’s newest 2-round mock draft

2021 NFL Draft: Despite addition of J.J. Watt, Arizona Cardinals go heavy defense in Fantasy Pro’s newest 2-round mock draft

Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports I find the change of mock drafts super interesting as we get closer and closer to the actual NFL Draft. One of the reasons is because we have free agency and I always like to see if analysts and writers see what teams are doing and how it changes their thoughts. Mike Tagliere of Fantasy Pro’s dropped a new 2021 NFL Mock Draft and for the Arizona Cardinals he took into account the signing of J.J. Watt and didn’t see it changing much. 1.16 Arizona Cardinals – Kwity Paye (EDGE – Michigan) There are a few positions the Cardinals need to...
Revenge of the Birds Mar 5, 2021
Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals still have moves to make in free agency, details on the J.J. Watt contract and more

Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals still have moves to make in free agency, details on the J.J. Watt contract and more

Photo by Norm Hall/ Happy Friday one and all, we have made it. The Arizona Cardinals and the rest of the NFL are getting ready for the impending free agency period, and we have all the news to help you get ready. Let’s get to it. Free Agent Primer 2021: CornerbackPatrick Peterson headlines large list of Cardinals free agents at critical position Steve Keim Still Sees Free Agent Window After Watt SigningGM says Cardinals hope to re-sign some of their own players soon Free Agent Primer 2021: Wide ReceiverLarry Fitzgerald's decision could have domino effect on...
Field Gulls Mar 5, 2021
Pre-Snap Reads 3/5: Could J.J. Watt contract impact Carlos Dunlap’s future with Seahawks?

Pre-Snap Reads 3/5: Could J.J. Watt contract impact Carlos Dunlap’s future with Seahawks?

Photo by Abbie Parr/ Read! Happy Friday! Seattle Seahawks Analysis: Forecasting Future of Seahawks 3 Restricted Free Agents - Seahawk MavenOver the past decade, Seattle has typically been aggressive handing out tenders to quality restricted free agents. Which players will receive qualifying offers this offseason? Heaps: J.J. Watt's deal complicates things with Seahawks, Carlos Dunlap - 710 ESPNThe Cardinals signing J.J. Watt already complicated things for the Seahawks' offense, but his deal may impact one of Seattle's best defenders. Former Seahawks Garry Gilliam and...
Niner Nation Mar 6, 2021
SB Nation Reacts: Only 17% of fans think J.J. Watt makes the Cardinals a Super Bowl contender

SB Nation Reacts: Only 17% of fans think J.J. Watt makes the Cardinals a Super Bowl contender

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NFL. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged-in San Francisco 49ers fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. Two of the names that have dominated the NFL offseason already both played for the Houston Texans last season, and both plan on changing that in the coming year. However, fans feel very different about what those players can do for a new team. After asking for and being released from the Texans, J.J. Watt signed with the Arizona Cardinals. But...
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SB Nation Reacts: Arizona Cardinals signing of J.J. Watt does not make them Super Bowl contenders... yet

SB Nation Reacts: Arizona Cardinals signing of J.J. Watt does not make them Super Bowl contenders... yet

Photo By: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans powered by SurveyMonkey. Each week, we send 32 polls to plugged in fans from each team NFL. You can sign up HERE — it’s easy and free to join! For the Arizona Cardinals the question has become, what does the J.J. Watt signing mean for the Arizona Cardinals chances of a Super Bowl? At the end of the day, that’s really all that matters now. We asked the readers around SB Nation if the Cardinals signing of J.J. Watt makes them contenders for the Super Bowl. Only 17% of...

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