You never like to see someone lose their livelihood, even if it is an overpaid athlete in the NFL. The Arizona Cardinals were the most recent team to put a player on the chopping block, and hopefully the affected player will be able to find a new home elsewhere sooner rather than later. The player that was released was backup quarterback Cole McDonald.
McDonald was signed to a futures contract back in February and took part in rookie minicamp a few weeks ago. He started with NFL as a seventh-round pick by the Tennessee Titans in 2020 but was released in August of last year.
Prior to joining the NFL, McDonald spent three seasons at Hawaii. In 2019, he recorded 4,135 passing yards (third in the nation), 33 touchdowns and rushed for 383 yards and seven scores on 101 attempts.
In other NFL news, there has been speculation since the 2020 season ended that Larry Fitzgerald would be retiring from the NFL. While he has not yet officially done so, the Cardinals appear to be moving on whether he is part of the roster or not. Since then, rumors have swirled that the Cardinals will be making a major push to acquire Julio Jones from the Atlanta Falcons as their new star wide receiver. Check out FanDuel’s YouTube channel that proposes a compelling argument that acquiring Jones would be huge for Arizona.