Most times, sports writers place the “underrated” or “overrated” tag on NFL players themselves, not on the signing of the players—the overrated tag is usually for no other reason than to steal clicks from drama-hungry sports fans.
This piece is not meant to be a cheap way to gain clicks, but instead it is going to fill you in on which of the Arizona Cardinals’ moves fans will lament and which ones will retain fervor throughout the 2014 season.
If this were last year, one would suggest some underrated moves would have been the signing of outside linebacker John Abraham, inside linebacker Karlos Dansby, as well as draft picks Tyrann Mathieu and Andre Ellington.
The only glaringly overrated move was signing right tackle Eric Winston. Though he started all 16 games for the Cardinals in 2013, he wasn’t particularly good—not to his standard, anyway. For years, Winston was among the best right tackles in the game; but it appears he is past those days, and the Cardinals found that out the hard way.
Let’s find out which offseason additions are under and overrated.