Author: Jon Kuzma
The Cardinals overpaid for J.J Watt. They gave Watt a two-year deal worth $31M. So Arizona basically paid Watt for the value he was providing six or seven years ago. Watt had so many injuries since he’s been playing at that level. His production has also been declining recently. Therefore it’s not hard to connect the dots and see this was bad move by the Cardinals. Why would they sink all of that cap space into a player that is clearly slowing down? For $15M per year you need someone that is good for at least 10 sacks. Do the Cardinals really think Watt will reach that goal? The truth is it’s a long shot. Not to mention those were resources that could’ve been used on signing younger players. Guys like Shaquil Barrett or Trey Hendrickson. Those were better options than J.J Watt. The timing of this deal is just way too late. It’s another miscalculation by G.M Steve Keim.
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