The 2019 Arizona Cardinals have completed the 53 man roster, all of the birds are in the nest and this is the team that will go forward to improve on last years horrible season.
The roster only has two quarterbacks, and that is starting to be the protocol in the NFL in a league where spread and mobility is taking over.
Kyler Murray will be making his debut in a full game, and the defenses have a bright red target on his back and will certainly be trying to give him his first taste of what the NFL is all about.
Murray has already felt how fast the defensive players in the game are as opposed to college, and must focus on staying in the pocket and facing several exotic blitzes and schemes.
The Cards have also only two tight ends on the squad, and that is probably a tell sign that the team will be in four and five receiver set more than not.
It will be critical to get David Johnson feeling like the player he was in 2016, the offensive line will have to stay healthy and gel together, so Murray and the running game can have some sort of chance to just be competitive.
The first dibs at the waiver wire allowed the Cards to come away with a little more depth at the most important positions, particularly on defense at the cornerback and outside linebacker to keep them a float until the injured guys return.
Roster as follows:
Cassius Marsh should help the pass rush right out of the gate, having played under current defensive coordinator Vance Joseph in the same system he was in when he was a Bronco.
Marsh is another high motor guy that will be good for stints with Suggs and Jones, pass rush will be essential to staying in games all season long.
The backside of the defense will have the job trying to hold off talent one-on-one until the lockdown guys return. The first five games are against teams that don’t have a super star wideouts, that is of course if AJ Green returns in week five or not. They will however face the great Julio Jones in week six, and without Patrick Peterson that will be very difficult.
All the pieces are in, and the season is upon us, we will see how this team gels and hopefully it can start fast because the new offense will only be new for so long.