With the likes of Kirk Cousins and Case Keenum
AJ McCarron to the Cardinals.— Coach Green (@realcoachgreen) February 15, 2018
After the retirement of Carson Palmer, the Cardinals don't have a sufficient starting quarterback on the roster. To make matters worse, Drew Stanton, Blaine Gabbert, and Matt Barkley are all unrestricted free agents.
The Cardinals could make a bid for one of the top free agent quarterbacks, but with what money? They have just $22 million in projected cap space and that's not enough to strike a deal with any of the big names.
Interesting idea. Cousins, Fitz and DJ sounds great, but I can't see it happening. Cardinals don't have a ton of cap space either— Cathal Keane (@iamcathal) February 15, 2018
McCarron is only 27 years old and would be a great fit with the Cardinals. He'd be surrounded by one of the best running backs in David Johnson and would have Larry Fitzgerald for one final year.
With the No. 15 pick, the Cardinals are put in a tough position to draft a first-round quarterback. It's very likely Josh Allen, Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen and Baker Mayfield are all gone in the first 10 picks. That leaves the Cardinals out to dry.
McCarron is young, cost-efficient and has the potential to thrive under a new head coach. The Cardinals will be kicking themselves if they pass up an opportunity like this.
It just makes too much sense.