Arizona, Where People Go To Retire
The Arizona Cardinals are starting to look like a retirement home.
What’s the dinner situation like in the Cardinals facility, do they offer an early bird special? I think that they’ll need to add this with their new additions. JJ Watt is 31, A.J Green is 32, and Rodney Hudson is 31, they’'ll all be applying for AARP real soon.
While lots of players have performed past their 30’s in the NFL, you do notice a rapid decline. A.J Green is a prime example of this. Green missed 2019 with an injury and in 2018 and 2020, he only recorded 93 catches for 8 touchdowns.
In 2017, he had 75 catches for 8 touchdowns so his drop off was extremely noticeable. He signed a 1 year, 8.5 million dollar deal today that is very risky. Throwing 8.5 million dollars at an injury prone player never really works out.
That goes for Watt as well. He has been banged up with upper and lower body injuries through his entire career. The three time Defensive Player of the Year inked a 2 year, 28 million dollar deal a few weeks ago and this is another example of a high risk contract.
For Hudson, he hasn’t really declined. He is still a high level center and could turn out to be a huge get for the Cardinals. Out of all three of these acquisitions, I love this one the most.
Hudson is phenomenal in the run and pass game and has very little flaws in his game. He is smart and physical, fabulous add by Kliff Kingsbury.
While I know that making fun of these old vets isn’t tasteful, I did hear that the Cardinals are adding shuffle board in the weight room for the geezers they just added.