Arizona Cardinals Depth Chart 2019 Cardinals Depth Chart

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The big story coming out of Arizona in the off-season is the signing of #1 overall draft pick Kyler Murray to a four year deal. This of course meant the Birds parting ways with Josh Rosen after just one short season. They traded him to the Dolphins for a 2019 second round pick (WR Andy Isabella) and a fifth round pick in 2020. As of now, David Johnson, Chase Edmonds, and T.J. Logan make up the Cardinals potential backfield threats. Johnson was 13th in the NFL last year with 940 rushing yards.

Going just 3-13 last season, there really wasn’t much the Cardinals did all too well. The veteran WR Larry Fitzgerald put up their best receiving numbers with 734 yards (42nd in league) and 6 TDs (tied for 22nd in league). Christian Clark could be a threat at times at WR2, but nothing to write home about. The Birds will certainly hope their 2nd round draft pick Andy Isabella will bring some fresh production to the WR position, as it looks like he’s currently slotted at WR3. Much of the Cardinals’ relatively low production can stem back to their abysmal offensive line. Some would even say it was the worst O-line in the league last year, which is why Rosen and the rest of the offense never got a chance to shine.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
Chase Edmonds C. Edmonds (2)
65
#174 RB
TJ Logan T. Logan (3)
74
#94 RB
60
#190 RB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Trent Sherfield T. Sherfield (7)
68
#276 WR
61
#363 WR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Trent Sherfield T. Sherfield (7)
68
#276 WR
61
#363 WR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
Chase Edmonds C. Edmonds (2)
65
#174 RB
TJ Logan T. Logan (3)
74
#94 RB
60
#190 RB
Skill Positions Depth Chart
Position POS
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB

Defense Depth Chart

Defensive Tackle DT
Nose Tackle NT
Defensive End DE
Rushing Linebacker RUSH
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Dennis Gardeck D. Gardeck (2)
66
#146 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Ezekiel Turner E. Turner (3)
65
#75 SS
Free Safety FS
Jonathan Owens J. Owens (3)
69
#60 FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Defensive Tackle DT
Nose Tackle NT
Defensive End DE
Rushing Linebacker RUSH
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Dennis Gardeck D. Gardeck (2)
66
#146 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Ezekiel Turner E. Turner (3)
65
#75 SS
Free Safety FS
Jonathan Owens J. Owens (3)
69
#60 FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Defense Depth Chart (4-3)
Position POS
Defensive Tackle DT
Nose Tackle NT
Defensive End DE
Rushing Linebacker RUSH
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB

Offense Depth Chart Stats

Running Backs Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Fumbles Targets Receptions Yards YPC Long TD Attempts Yards Long TD YPC YPG
David Johnson D. Johnson
86
RB 1 RB 1
Chase Edmonds C. Edmonds
65
RB 2 RB 2
TJ Logan T. Logan
74
RB 3 RB 3
DJ Foster D. Foster
60
RB 4 RB 4
Dontae Strickland D. Strickland
76
RB 6 RB 6
Austin Ramesh A. Ramesh
67
RB 7 RB 7
Xavier Turner X. Turner
73
RB 7 RB 7
Wes Hills W. Hills
71
RB 8 RB 8

Defense Depth Chart Stats

Team Defense Rating
Arizona Cardinals Cardinals
71
Team Defense Rating Pts Allowed/Game Yards Allowed/Game Pass Yards Allowed/Game Rush Yards Allowed/Game Sacks Fumbles INT
Arizona Cardinals
71
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Special Teams Rating
Arizona Cardinals Cardinals
0
Special Teams Rating Kick Return TDs Punt Return TDs Field Goal Blocked Punt Blocked Extra Point Blocked TDs
Arizona Cardinals
0
0 0 0 0 0 0
Kickers Rating Depth Position Points Field Goals Made Field Goal % Made Long Extra Points Made 0-19 FG Attempted/Made 20-29 FG Attempted/Made 30-39 FG Attempted/Made 40-49 FG Attempted/Made 50+ Attempted/Made
Zane Gonzalez Z. Gonzalez
75
K 1
Cole Murphy C. Murphy
70
K 2
Punters Rating
Andy Lee A. Lee
78
Ryan Winslow R. Winslow
67
Punters Rating Depth Position
Andy Lee A. Lee
78
P 1
Ryan Winslow R. Winslow
67
P 2

Preseason Analysis: A New Era in Arizona

Offseason Moves

There were certainly a lot of needs the Cardinals had to address after week 17. Let’s take a look at a few. For starters, the drafting of Kyler Murray could be argued to be a lateral move, as Josh Rosen wasn’t necessarily showing that he needed to be replaced. Sure he was 33rd in QBR in the league, but he was 1) a rookie and 2) didn’t have an offensive line to hold things down. That being said, Murray/Rosen will either prove me wrong or not, we won’t know until this season and many more after it come. For all the struggles AZ had with the O-line last year, they didn’t make many moves in the way of improving it.

They released guard Jeremiah Poutasi a week or so before the draft. They agreed to terms with a few undrafted rookie offensive linemen and signed Joshua Miles after drafting him in the 7th round, but other than that there wasn’t much noise in the OL category, which leads me to believe this year could be a repeat of last year. Having a capable quarterback, terrible offensive line, and a mediocre defense that results in winning less than 5 games. They did spruce up their defense a little bit, adding names like S Deionte Thompson, DE Michael Dogbe, CB Bryon Murphy, and DE Zach Allen.

Looking Ahead

What are we to expect from the Cardinals in 2019? I think the novelty of Kyler Murray and new head coach Kliff Kingsbury will quickly wear off and the Cardinals will be right back where they were last season, last in the NFC West. Here they are again, with a brand new head coach and a first round QB, expecting things to go differently. Hitting the “reset” button can be good, but at what point are you just setting yourself back by not jumping in head-first and making a serious effort to get guys around your QB that will keep him protected and allow for him to excel.

I understand the Cardinals think Kingsbury is going to be their guy and they wanted to appease him by going and getting Murray, but going all in on a first year coach isn’t necessarily the move either. The Cards definitely thought Steve Wilks would be their guy, and well, look what happened there. We’ll likely see David Johnson get mediocre results again this year with his O-line struggling to create gaps. I expect to see veteran Larry Fitzgerald and Murray connect quite a few times for TD passes, and it’ll definitely be interesting to see what 2nd rounder Andy Isabella will bring to the table at the WR position.

On the defensive side, we will likely see Chandler Jones (41 sacks since 2016) and newly added edge-rusher Terrell Suggs combine to make an elite pass-rushing duo. The defense as a whole will be somewhere in the middle of the pack in the NFL, not the best and not the worst. That would be a good place to be for any team likely to churn out lots of offensive production, but that just isn’t the case for the Cardinals this year.