Should The Cardinals Swap Anquan Boldin For T.J. Houshmandzadeh?

James WilliamsonSenior Writer IFebruary 22, 2009

Look, we all know that Anquan Boldin is unhappy in Arizona because he hasn't received a new contract.

We also know that he had a temper tantrum in a playoff game with his own offensive coordinator, Todd Haley.

And most importantly, we all know that he is so unhappy that he wants out of Arizona.

My answer is: Let him go.

The Arizona Cardinals, in my mind, played a better Super Bowl. Now, I'm not here to start a pointless argument with radical Steeler fans who think there team can do no wrong. I'm saying the Cardinals are just that good.

Larry Fitzgerald has stated that he would take a pay cut in order to keep Anquan Boldin. Boldin, however, says the damage to the amount of trust he had for the Cardinals cannot be undone.

So why keep a guy who is not happy, might not contribute, and could become a cancer in the locker room?

The answer is, you shouldn't when you have an option of getting another Pro Bowl receiver who is hitting free agency.

People speculate that Philadelphia will go after Houshmandzadeh, but why not turn the tables? What about Arizona trading Boldin to Philadelphia and grabbing T.J. Houshmandzadeh off the market.

Kurt Warner, to me, is one of the best quarterbacks off all time. He can work with Houshmandzadeh and vice-versa. Houshmandzadeh will be more than happy to get off a team that has been unproductive and on to a Super Bowl team.

Fitzgerald can still take that pay cut for Houshmandzadeh.

Arizona can trade Boldin to Philly for lets say for instance: two first round draft picks or a first and a second. Those picks can help rebuild a defense and make the Cardinals ready for the future while still retaining two great receivers.

Or the Cardinals can trade Boldin to Chicago, Cincinnati, New York (Giants), Seattle, Houston, or even the Detroit Lions.

Last year I predicted Kurt Warner to do well. I still think he should have been the MVP, and I'll say it right now, "Barring some injury, he will do well next year."

Now, Boldin could stay anyway because he is under contract, but if I was the Cardinals' General Manager, I'd look at this solution presented here very carefully.