Boldin's Soap Opera With Cardinals Just Took Another Twist

Jordan JurkowitzCorrespondent IMay 26, 2009

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 18:  Wide receiver Anquan Boldin #81 of the Arizona Cardinals reacts after a pass is out of his reach in the second half against the Philadelphia Eagles during the NFC championship game on January 18, 2009 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

ESPN's Mike Sando is reporting that Anquan Boldin informed his (now former) agent Drew Rosenhaus, the Arizona Cardinals and the NFL Players Association that he has decided to seek different representation.

What this means with regards to his future with the Cardinals remains to be seen.

But it is worth noting that Boldin's image over the last couple of seasons has taken a huge hit. He was once revered in the city of Phoenix as a warrior with a heart the size of a lion. His domination made him a huge fan favorite, and many considered him the face of the franchise.

Even as he squabbled with management last season, he did not let it impact his performance on the field, as evidenced by his brutal catch against the Jets in New York and his quick return from a vicious injury that many in his situation might have milked for a few more weeks.

The question is, did Boldin fire Rosenhaus because of his inability to orchestrate a move for him out of Arizona, or did he fire him because he feels Rosenhaus' advice to vocalize his displeasure with his contract situation has damaged his stock, not just with the Cardinals, but with the entire league.

It will be interesting to see how this soap opera plays out, but suffice to say, this story just introduced another bizarre plot twist.

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