Cards' on the decline

The Arizona Cardinals have a handful of players on the decline and a key name may surprise you. Find out who inside.


WR Larry Fitzgerald

While Fitzgerald’s skill-set has diminished over the past handful of seasons, the long-time franchise wideout is still a fan favorite. Fitzgerald could end up as the Cardinals’ third most productive receiver this season but is still loved in the desert.

That love, however, doesn't change the fact that Fitz is being overtaken by both John Brown and Michael Floyd. Even Jaron Brown could steal some targets this year.

Fitzgerald's presence is invaluable both on and off the field, so his value is so high, but his actual on-field performance will continue to decline.


LS Mike Leach

Leach earns this title by default as the Cardinals most tenured player. Leach enters his 16th season and has been one of the league’s most dependable long snappers. Leach isn’t necessarily expected to retire this year but eventually will.

Like Fitzgerald, Leach has been a mainstay in Arizona, but that well could dry up soon and leave the Cardinals looking for another long snapper. I'd expect Leach to stay as long as he wants, though.

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