When the NFL’s free-agency period began on March 11, some teams made quick work of spending upward of $100 million on new contracts. The Arizona Cardinals did not do that, however the money they spent was put to good use.
That first Tuesday, teams spent over $1 billion according to Peter King. The Cardinals were responsible for $35 million of that, bringing in former Oakland Raiders left tackle Jared Veldheer to protect quarterback Carson Palmer.
Although Veldheer received the largest contract from the team in free agency, other players signed will be equally important to the success—or failure—of the team this season and down the road.
But the best and worst moves of free agency were not just players the team signed; those who Arizona released and those it did not pursue have a mention here as well.
These are the best and worst moves the Cardinals made in free agency.