It seems like the Arizona Cardinals have been urged to add each and every free-agent talent available.
There’s a reason why. The Cardinals have close to $11 million in cap space, according to OverTheCap. Arizona was rewarded $10 million in cap space due to the post-June 1 release of defensive tackle Jordan Phillips. He will count for $3.3 million on the cap in 2022 and $5.9 million in 2023.
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The defensive line could use a boost after the departure of Pro Bowl linebacker Chandler Jones, who signed a three-year deal with the Las Vegas Raiders.
Locked on Cardinals host Alex Clancy pitched together a few defensive veteran players who could help the Cardinals in 2022. He named free agent defenders Ndamukong Suh and Justin Houston as potential fits for the Cardinals. However, the two players have already been mentioned from Heavy on Cardinals.
The last defender who Clancy thinks the Cardinals should add is Jason Pierre-Paul, who’s a free agent after playing four seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“The dude would make an immediate impact off the edge,” Clancy said. “He wouldn’t be Chandler Jones. But you could say that from Week one through the end of the seasons, Jason Pierre-Paul at times looks to be the more consistent pass rusher. So if you told me the Cardinals signed Pierre Paul to a one-year, $9 million deal, I’d be like Stevie baby, high-five. Because you know what it does? It adds another position where it’s set for now. You know what you’re exactly what you’re going to get from Pierre-Paul.”
Recent History of Pierre-Paul
From 2018 to 2020, Pierre-Paul had at least 8.5 sacks in each season. Pierre-Paul made the Pro Bowl in 2020 and would contribute to the team’s Super Bowl-winning run in the same year.
In 2021, Pierre-Paul’s numbers were down as he only had only 2.5 sacks in 12 games for the Bucs. He missed five games in 2021 due to injuries, and he played injured the rest of the time. He dealt with a broken finger and a shoulder injury. His numbers for …read more