Arizona Cardinals Depth Chart 2018 Cardinals Depth Chart

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The Cardinals are going through a rebuild, and despite having a good core player in place at two of the three skill positions on offense, they struggled with a very mediocre offensive line leading the way. Arizona paid Sam Bradford starters type money, yet to have newly drafted Josh Rosen be the starting quarterback for most of the season. Rosen is developing, and some help around is needed. The Cardinals were able to get David Johnson back from injury, although his utilization within the offense was poor. Chase Edmonds carved out a backup role in Arizona, and backing up David Johnson isn’t a bad job to have. Larry Fitzgerald continued to produce despite the rocky offensive play, and was the true starting WR1 as always. Newly drafted Christian Kirk jumped right into a WR2 role on this team, as J.J. Nelson and Trent Sherfield both split time as the WR3. Ricky Seals-Jones overtook the starting tight end role from Jermaine Gresham, which had been overdue. Arizona will have a top pick in the draft and some space to try and sure up some of the offensive line play, especially after spending picks on a QB and WR last season.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
Chase Edmonds C. Edmonds (2)
65
#111 RB
60
#198 RB
TJ Logan T. Logan (4)
66
#102 RB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
Chase Edmonds C. Edmonds (2)
65
#111 RB
60
#198 RB
TJ Logan T. Logan (4)
66
#102 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

Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
Linebacker LB
Middle Linebacker MLB
63
#119 ILB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
83
#34 OLB
Dennis Gardeck D. Gardeck (3)
66
#116 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Ezekiel Turner E. Turner (3)
65
#65 SS
Free Safety FS
Jonathan Owens J. Owens (2)
69
# FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
Linebacker LB
Middle Linebacker MLB
63
#119 ILB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
83
#34 OLB
Dennis Gardeck D. Gardeck (3)
66
#116 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Ezekiel Turner E. Turner (3)
65
#65 SS
Free Safety FS
Jonathan Owens J. Owens (2)
69
# FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Defense Depth Chart (4-3)
Position POS
Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
Linebacker LB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB

Offense Depth Chart Stats

RBs
Player Rating
David Johnson D. Johnson
91
Chase Edmonds C. Edmonds
65
DJ Foster D. Foster
60
TJ Logan T. Logan
66
Austin Ramesh A. Ramesh
67
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
91
RB 1 46.8 2 RB 1 46.8 2 76 50 446 8.9 40 3 258 940 53 7 3.6 58.8
Chase Edmonds C. Edmonds
65
RB 2 12.4 0 RB 2 12.4 0 23 20 103 5.2 13 0 60 208 29 2 3.5 13
DJ Foster D. Foster
60
RB 3 RB 3
TJ Logan T. Logan
66
RB 4 2.1 0 RB 4 2.1 0 7 7 37 5.3 17 0 2 2 5 0 1 0.2
Austin Ramesh A. Ramesh
67
RB 7 RB 7
Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
Larry Fitzgerald L. Fitzgerald
87
LWR 1 54.6 112 69 734 60 10.6 37 6 0 0 0 0 0
Christian Kirk C. Kirk
72
RWR 2 45.2 68 43 590 60 13.7 75 3 3 35 0 11.7 2.9
Chad Williams C. Williams
74
SWR 3 43 46 17 171 40 10.1 22 1 1 9 0 9 0.9
Damiere Byrd D. Byrd
61
LWR 4 5.5 2 1 8 50 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kevin White K. White
70
RWR 5 18.9 8 4 92 50 23 54 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pharoh Cooper P. Cooper
66
SWR 6 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Trent Sherfield T. Sherfield
68
WR 7 26.8 28 19 210 70 11.1 21 1 0 0 0 0 0
Jalen Tolliver J. Tolliver
67
WR 8 26 6 3 37 50 12.3 15 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bryant Mitchell B. Mitchell
WR 9
Offensive Line Stats
Player Rating Depth Position Position Snaps/Game
Justin Pugh J. Pugh
79
RG 1 G 49
JR Sweezy J. Sweezy
71
LG 1 G 63.1
Mason Cole M. Cole
65
C 1 C 58.9
Marcus Gilbert M. Gilbert
85
RT 1 OT 72.6
DJ Humphries D. Humphries
77
LT 1 OT 58
Colby Gossett C. Gossett
65
RG 2 G 56.6
Korey Cunningham K. Cunningham
69
LT 2 OT 58.3
AQ Shipley A. Shipley
72
C 2 C
Max Garcia M. Garcia
73
LG 2 G 28.4
Jeremy Vujnovich J. Vujnovich
63
LG 3 G 29.8
Austin Olsen A. Olsen
66
OL 11 OL
Brant Weiss B. Weiss
66
OL 12 OL

Defense Depth Chart Stats

Team Defense Rating
Arizona Cardinals Cardinals
97
Team Defense Rating Pts Allowed/Game Yards Allowed/Game Pass Yards Allowed/Game Rush Yards Allowed/Game Sacks Fumbles INT
Arizona Cardinals
97
26.6 358.8 203.9 154.9 49 9 7
Special Teams Rating
Arizona Cardinals Cardinals
72
Special Teams Rating Kick Return TDs Punt Return TDs Field Goal Blocked Punt Blocked Extra Point Blocked TDs
Arizona Cardinals
72
0 0 0 1 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
76
K 1 35 9 64.3 55 8 0 1 4 2 2
Cole Murphy C. Murphy
K 2
Punters Rating
Andy Lee A. Lee
81
Punters Rating Depth Position
Andy Lee A. Lee
81
P 1

Last Week's Cardinals Starting Lineup

RB
Player Rating
David Johnson D. Johnson
91
Chase Edmonds C. Edmonds
65
TJ Logan T. Logan
66
Running Backs Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Fumbles Targets Yards Long TD YPC YPG Attempts Receptions Yards YPC Long TD
David Johnson D. Johnson
91
RB 1 52 0 4 6 10 0 2 6 17 3 62 3.6 15 0
Chase Edmonds C. Edmonds
65
RB 2 16 0 2 4 8 0 2 4 6 2 14 2.3 4 0
TJ Logan T. Logan
66
RB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
Larry Fitzgerald L. Fitzgerald
87
WR 1 66 9 4 36 40 9 15 1 0 0 0 0 0
Trent Sherfield T. Sherfield
68
WR 2 56 4 2 23 50 11.5 18 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chad Williams C. Williams
74
WR 3 51 11 5 51 50 10.2 15 0 1 9 0 9 9
Pharoh Cooper P. Cooper
66
WR 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2018 Cardinals Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
Week 17: 12/30/18 at SEA 24-27 L Josh Rosen (QB), David Johnson (RB), Larry Fitzgerald (WR1), Chad Williams (WR2), John Phillips (TE), Mason Cole (C), Joe Barksdale (OT), Colby Gossett (G), Oday Aboushi (G)
Week 16: 12/23/18 vs LAR 9-31 L Josh Rosen (QB), David Johnson (RB), Larry Fitzgerald (WR1), Chad Williams (WR2), John Phillips (TE), Oday Aboushi (G), Colby Gossett (G), Korey Cunningham (OT), Mason Cole (C), Joe Barksdale (OT)
Week 15: 12/16/18 at ATL 14-40 L Josh Rosen (QB), David Johnson (RB), Trent Sherfield (WR1), Jalen Tolliver (WR2), Larry Fitzgerald (WR3), Jermaine Gresham (TE), Colby Gossett (G), Mason Cole (C), Joe Barksdale (OT), Oday Aboushi (G), Korey Cunningham (OT)
Week 14: 12/9/18 vs DET 3-17 L Josh Rosen (QB), David Johnson (RB), Larry Fitzgerald (WR1), Trent Sherfield (WR2), Jermaine Gresham (TE), Colby Gossett (G), Mason Cole (C), Joe Barksdale (OT), Korey Cunningham (OT), Oday Aboushi (G)
Week 13: 12/2/18 at GB 20-17 W Josh Rosen (QB), David Johnson (RB), Christian Kirk (WR1), Larry Fitzgerald (WR2), Jermaine Gresham (TE), Mike Iupati (G), Korey Cunningham (OT), Mason Cole (C), Oday Aboushi (G)

Preseason Analysis: A New Era in Arizona

The Cardinals find themselves in the midst of a rebuild, and in a very tough division. With Carson Palmer retiring, Arizona went out and signed Sam Bradford, while trading up in the draft to land Josh Rosen. Arizona lost John and Jaron Brown, leaving Larry Fitzgerald and J.J. Nelson as the returning wideouts. However, they did sign Brice Butler from Dallas, and draft Christian Kirk out of Texas A&M. Arizona is potentially setting things up for the future with a young core, and getting a healthy David Johnson back will help. The tight end situation has never been one to rave about in Arizona, but Ricky Seals-Jones has potential to pick up some more run. Rookies could make an early impact in 2018, especially with Bradford being very injury prone. Butler and Kirk will fight for the WR2 role, while Nelson remains the deep threat within this offense. Arizona also drafted Chase Edmonds, who should land the RB2 spot in the desert. If Johnson is not healthy or look like himself, Edmonds will be an interesting handcuff option. Arizona should be competitive this season, although it won’t show in the win loss column at least for now.

A new era is starting in Arizona. With quarterback Carson Palmer and head coach Bruce Arians gone, the Cardinals will turn to new coach Steve Wilks for guidance. This isn't necessarily a bad thing since the Cardinals finished 8-8 last season, missing the playoffs for the second straight year. However, it's going to take more than a new quarterback and coach to turn this team around. Here's the 2018 outlook for the Arizona Cardinals. Sam Bradford is a very capable quarterback. When we last saw him in the first week of the 2017 season, he was lighting up the strong Saints defense with over 346 passing yards and three touchdowns. Unfortunately, we didn't get to see Bradford on the field again because of a season-ending knee injury during that same game. For the Cardinals to have any success this season, the five guys up front have to keep their quarterback upright. This could prove to be a challenge for the O-line since it was one of the worst in the league last year. If it can come together, Bradford can continue where he left off before his knee injury last year.

Beyond an O-line that needs to step it up, another concern for the Cardinals this year is injuries. Nearly every starter on their team has missed a significant amount of play time over the last two seasons. The Cardinals need Andre Smith, Mike Lupati and Justin Pugh to return to true form. If these guys can stay healthy this year, it's not a far stretch to say that the Cardinals could easily be a top 10 team. Unfortunately, the odds of these guys playing all 16 games this season seem slim because of the sheer number of injuries that they've suffered during their careers. Pugh is one you'll definitely want to keep your eyes on. He's expected to give a big boost to the Cardinals' O-line this year. With that said, he missed nearly eight games last season with a back injury. He also suffered a MCL tear in 2016. There's a lot riding on a guy who's had two serious problems in the past two seasons.

The Cardinals insist that Bradford will start week one. However, he clearly isn't the future of the team. That honor goes to the number 10 overall draft pick of 2018, Josh Rosen. Some experts have even been predicting that, come week one, Rosen will be on the field. Whether people want to admit it or not, this kind of back-and-forth is bad for a team. Even if they tell Bradford that he's going to start, he knows he's just a couple of picks away from being benched for the younger and hotter Rosen. The Cardinals, however, seriously overpaid for Bradford. Chances are, the new coach is looking to get some of that money back by starting Bradford and giving Rosen a chance to learn under him. It's not a bad idea if they stick with it. Last year, the Cardinals' special teams was the Achilles’ heel. They allowed the third-most return yards of any team. On top of that, kicker Phil Dawson missed six field goals in the first half of the season. He ended with an impressive 90 percent accuracy, but he'll have to continue to be consistent in 2018. The special teams also got a new coach in Jeff Rodgers. Hopefully this former Bears coach can help the unit get back on its feet. There are a lot of factors in the air for the Cardinals. In the end, most of it comes down to the O-line. Regardless of which quarterback starts, the line is the key to success for the Cardinals this year. If they can keep Pugh healthy, they have a real shot at being a top team.