ARIZONA CARDINALS

Cardinals players are hyped for the return of Markus Golden to Arizona

Oct 23, 2020, 4:07 PM
Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Chandler Jones (55) and linebacker Markus Golden (44) celebrat...
Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Chandler Jones (55) and linebacker Markus Golden (44) celebrate after an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals won 40-7. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

You won’t hear a bad word said about Markus Golden as a teammate, and his return to the Arizona Cardinals brought some expected excitement.

Golden was acquired by Arizona on Friday from the New York Giants in exchange for a sixth-round pick, pending a physical.

Despite under two years in New York, there were plenty of well wishes sent to Golden from the Giants.

Golden comes back to the Cardinals with 19.0 sacks in 46 career games to his name.

Some former teammates are glad to see him back, as are the fans.

The former second-round pick of the Cardinals in the 2015 NFL Draft had a breakout 2016 campaign, recording a team-high 12.5 sacks and forming a fearsome one-two pass-rushing punch with Chandler Jones.

Golden signed a one-year deal with the Giants in 2019 and recorded 10.0 sacks under his former defensive coordinator in Arizona James Bettcher. Golden signed a one-year tender with New York in August to return to the team. This season he has 1.5 sacks in seven games.

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