Arizona Cardinals Depth Chart 2019 Cardinals Depth Chart

3-9, 4th NFC West

vs CLE

9:05 pm GMT, 12/15

2018 was a forgettable season for the Arizona Cardinals and that trend will likely continue into this year. After going 3-13, the Cardinals had the #1 overall pick in the draft and took two-star QB, Kyler Murray. He’ll immediately be placed into the starting lineup though relatively little help will be surrounding him. Last year, the Arizona offense ranked last in the league and the defense didn’t fare much better at 26th. Joining Murray will be David Johnson, a serviceable back though nothing close to the breakout 2016 version, and a group of receivers led by Larry Fitzgerald.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Saeed Blacknall S. Blacknall (7)
68
#196 WR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Trent Sherfield T. Sherfield (6)
68
#223 WR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Tight End TE
Dan Arnold D. Arnold (4)
69
#152 TE
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Saeed Blacknall S. Blacknall (7)
68
#196 WR
Tight End TE
Dan Arnold D. Arnold (4)
69
#152 TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Trent Sherfield T. Sherfield (6)
68
#223 WR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
Skill Positions Depth Chart

Defense Depth Chart

Left Defensive End LDE
73
#120 DE
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
WILL Linebacker WILL
Middle Linebacker MLB
Dennis Gardeck D. Gardeck (2)
66
#93 ILB
Ezekiel Turner E. Turner (3)
65
#96 ILB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Kylie Fitts K. Fitts (2)
65
#153 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Chris Jones C. Jones (2)
# CB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Jalen Davis J. Davis (3)
65
#227 CB
Left Defensive End LDE
73
#120 DE
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
WILL Linebacker WILL
Middle Linebacker MLB
Dennis Gardeck D. Gardeck (2)
66
#93 ILB
Ezekiel Turner E. Turner (3)
65
#96 ILB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Kylie Fitts K. Fitts (2)
65
#153 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Chris Jones C. Jones (2)
# CB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Jalen Davis J. Davis (3)
65
#227 CB
Defense Depth Chart (4-3)
Position POS
Left Defensive End LDE
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
WILL Linebacker WILL
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Position 1 2 3 4
Left Defensive End LDE Zach Kerr Z. Kerr
Nose Tackle NT Corey Peters C. Peters Miles Brown M. Brown
Right Defensive End RDE Rodney Gunter R. Gunter Michael Dogbe M. Dogbe
WILL Linebacker WILL Terrell Suggs T. Suggs Cassius Marsh C. Marsh
Middle Linebacker MLB Jordan Hicks J. Hicks Dennis Gardeck D. Gardeck Ezekiel Turner E. Turner
Strongside Linebacker SLB Chandler Jones C. Jones Kylie Fitts K. Fitts
Left Cornerback LCB Patrick Peterson P. Peterson Chris Jones C. Jones
Strong Safety SS Jalen Thompson J. Thompson Deionte Thompson D. Thompson
Free Safety FS Budda Baker B. Baker Chris Banjo C. Banjo Charles Washington C. Washington
Right Cornerback RCB Byron Murphy B. Murphy Kevin Peterson K. Peterson Jalen Davis J. Davis

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
Kenyan Drake K. Drake
78
RB 1 41.4 1 RB 1 41.4 1 59 43 295 6.9 26 0 112 454 36 1 4.1 41.3
David Johnson D. Johnson
89
RB 2 37.9 1 RB 2 37.9 1 46 35 366 10.5 31 4 89 336 18 2 3.8 30.5
Chase Edmonds C. Edmonds
74
RB 3 20.5 0 RB 3 20.5 0 21 12 105 8.8 31 1 59 304 37 4 5.2 30.4
DJ Foster D. Foster
60
RB 4 0 0 RB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Justin Davis J. Davis
65
RB 5 RB 5
Dontae Strickland D. Strickland
76
RB 6 RB 6
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
Christian Kirk C. Kirk
75
LWR 1 61.8 87 57 616 70 10.8 69 3 6 50 0 8.3 5
Larry Fitzgerald L. Fitzgerald
85
RWR 2 56.7 90 64 669 70 10.5 54 3 0 0 0 0 0
Pharoh Cooper P. Cooper
66
SWR 3 18.4 28 21 188 80 9 28 1 1 2 0 2 0.2
Andy Isabella A. Isabella
74
LWR 4 11.8 12 8 185 70 23.1 88 1 3 16 0 5.3 1.3
Damiere Byrd D. Byrd
72
RWR 5 45.8 31 18 188 60 10.4 58 0 0 0 0 0 0
Trent Sherfield T. Sherfield
68
SWR 6 19.5 13 4 80 30 20 38 0 0 0 0 0 0
Saeed Blacknall S. Blacknall
68
LWR 7
Keesean Johnson K. Johnson
70
RWR 8 37.8 42 21 187 50 8.9 31 1 1 3 0 3 0.3
A.J. Richardson A. Richardson
74
LWR 10
Isaac Zico I. Zico
75
RWR 11

Defense Depth Chart Stats

Team Defense Rating
Arizona Cardinals Cardinals
74
Team Defense Rating Pts Allowed/Game Yards Allowed/Game Pass Yards Allowed/Game Rush Yards Allowed/Game Sacks Fumbles INT
Arizona Cardinals
74
23.4 336.9 239.1 97.9 33 8 6
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
Linebackers Rating Depth Position Snaps/Game Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumbles INT TDs
Terrell Suggs T. Suggs
82
WILL 1 50.6 37 12 3 0 0
Jordan Hicks J. Hicks
79
MLB 1 73.2 120 10 2 3 0
Joe Walker J. Walker
63
ILB 1 28.2 41 3.5 0 0 0
Chandler Jones C. Jones
87
SLB 1 64.3 40 14.5 7 0 0
Haason Reddick H. Reddick
75
ILB 2 47.6 68 4.5 0 0 0
Dennis Gardeck D. Gardeck
66
MLB 2 0 8 0.5 0 0 0
Cassius Marsh C. Marsh
70
WILL 2 23.5 26 5 0 0 0
Kylie Fitts K. Fitts
65
SLB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ezekiel Turner E. Turner
65
MLB 3 0 5 0 0 0 0
Tanner Vallejo T. Vallejo
62
ILB 3 1.6 6 1 1 0 0
Vontarrius Dora V. Dora
55
LB 11
Brooks Reed B. Reed
79
LB 12 8.8 8 1 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 1 104 27 90 54 23 0 10 11 4 2
Cole Murphy C. Murphy
70
K 2
Punters Rating
Andy Lee A. Lee
76
Punters Rating Depth Position
Andy Lee A. Lee
76
P 1

Last Week's Cardinals Starting Lineup

Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
Christian Kirk C. Kirk
75
WR 1 58 9 8 85 90 10.6 31 0 1 4 0 4 4
Larry Fitzgerald L. Fitzgerald
85
WR 2 55 7 3 20 40 6.7 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
Damiere Byrd D. Byrd
72
WR 3 26 1 1 10 100 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pharoh Cooper P. Cooper
66
WR 4 17 1 1 5 100 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Andy Isabella A. Isabella
74
WR 5 13 1 1 5 100 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Trent Sherfield T. Sherfield
68
WR 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2019 Cardinals Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
Week 14: 12/8/19 vs PIT 17-23 L Kyler Murray (QB), Kenyan Drake (RB), Christian Kirk (WR1), Larry Fitzgerald (WR2), Maxx Williams (TE), Justin Pugh (G), Justin Murray (OT), JR Sweezy (G), DJ Humphries (OT), AQ Shipley (C)
Week 13: 12/1/19 vs LAR 7-34 L Kyler Murray (QB), Kenyan Drake (RB), Larry Fitzgerald (WR1), Christian Kirk (WR2), Charles Clay (TE), AQ Shipley (C), JR Sweezy (G), Justin Pugh (G), DJ Humphries (OT), Justin Murray (OT)
Week 11: 11/17/19 at SF 26-36 L Kyler Murray (QB), Kenyan Drake (RB), Christian Kirk (WR1), Larry Fitzgerald (WR2), Charles Clay (TE), AQ Shipley (C), Justin Pugh (G), JR Sweezy (G), DJ Humphries (OT), Justin Murray (OT)
Week 10: 11/10/19 at TB 27-30 L Kyler Murray (QB), Kenyan Drake (RB), Keesean Johnson (WR1), Christian Kirk (WR2), Larry Fitzgerald (WR3), AQ Shipley (C), JR Sweezy (G), Justin Pugh (G), DJ Humphries (OT), Mason Cole (C)
Week 9: 11/1/19 vs SF 25-28 L Kyler Murray (QB), Kenyan Drake (RB), Christian Kirk (WR1), Larry Fitzgerald (WR2), Charles Clay (TE), Mason Cole (C), DJ Humphries (OT), Justin Pugh (G), JR Sweezy (G), AQ Shipley (C)

Preseason Analysis: A New Era in Arizona

Rookie expectations for Kyler Murray

Kyler Murray has the chance to be a great dual threat QB early in his career but that will by no means take any pressure off the #1 overall pick. He’s a great signal caller who will prove to be great under pressure though it remains to be seen whether he can actually live up to his expectations. From preseason action, he’s got great poise and pocket presence, using his legs to get out of tough situations multiple times.

In his first preseason action against the Chargers, he looked very confident delivering the ball both in the pocket and on the run. There was great accuracy and pocket presence and this looks to be the beginning of a very promising career. While he doesn’t have the same amount of weapons, Murray could be the Baker Mayfield of this year and exceed everyone's initial expectations. While it’s hard to predict how Murray will fare in regular season action when everything’s on the line, it’s no doubt that his play will be a major storyline for the future of the Arizona franchise.

Managing Patrick Peterson’s absence early in the year

Patrick Peterson has been a staple in the Arizona secondary since joining the team back in 2011. However, a violation of the league’s performance-enhancing drugs policy will land him on the sidelines for the first six games of the year. Without his presence, the Cardinals are missing out on a 8 time Pro Bowler and 3 time All-Pro who anchors the cornerback position and consistently takes away the opposing team’s top wideout. 

The Cardinals will certainly hope to get him back sooner rather than later though their early season schedule doesn’t present too many offensive weapons to worry about. Among their first six games, the only two clear elite wide receivers to worry about are AJ Green and Julio Jones. Among the other opponents, the Arizona secondary should be able to handle the Lions, Ravens, Panthers, and Seahawks receivers fairly decently. Nevertheless, the defensive unit didn’t improve too much from last year and will have to count on Murray to do most of the heavy lifting anyways. 

Does Larry Fitzgerald have anything left in the tank?

After a 15 year NFL career, does Larry Fitgerald have anything left? His numbers have been on a decline in the past year and without him getting any younger, it’s hard to imagine being anywhere close to the player he once was. While he’s certainly serviceable, I expect Fitzgerald to be more of a mentor moving forward and attempting to help the younger guys better assimilate into the league. 

Over his career, Fitzgerald has been a starter and will likely step back into that role this year. However, he might move into WR2 on the depth chart if Arizona decides to give Christian Kirk a more dominant role in the offense. He caught only 734 yards last year which was surprisingly his career low. The 6 TDs are nice and the addition of Kyler Murray will certainly help. Nevertheless, Fitzgerald might not be the same player he was once and you can’t exactly count on a 1,000 receiving yard season anymore.