3. Arizona Cardinals
Heading back to the NFC West and a team that has undoubtedly been active in the 2021 offseason, Phillip Lindsay could be an intriguing fit for the Arizona Cardinals.
Lindsay would certainly have an advocate in Arizona defensive coordinator Vance Joseph, a former Colorado Buffalo himself and the head coach of the Denver Broncos in 2018 when the Broncos signed Lindsay originally as an undrafted player.
The Cardinals have been assembling their own Murderer’s Row of a roster over the last couple of offseasons, already signing JJ Watt and AJ Green in 2021, bringing in All-Pro center Rodney Hudson, and even signing former Broncos kicker Matt Prater to a free agent deal.
Arizona is losing Kenyan Drake to free agency (he literally signed with the Las Vegas Raiders as I typed this sentence) and their top returning back is Chase Edmonds, who carried the ball a total of 97 times last season.
Edmonds is a very capable back to have in tandem with Lindsay and excels at catching passes. Lindsay could be a primary ball-carrier for the Cardinals but he would certainly have to improve as a receiver in order to excel in this pass-happy offensive attack.
The Denver Broncos might not be done pursuing free agent cornerbacks after the signing of Ronald Darby. Who could they be looking at?
Still, as a Kenyan Drake replacement, Lindsay could make a lot of sense in the desert.