ARIZONA CARDINALS

The Cardinals’ NFC West foes’ 2021 free agency hauls, losses

Mar 19, 2021, 11:16 AM | Updated: 4:42 pm
(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)...
(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

There’s been a whole lot of shuffling in the NFC West since free agency kicked off this week.

The Arizona Cardinals made a handful of relatively big moves, signing A.J. Green and J.J. Watt and trading for Rodney Hudson. They also retained Markus Golden and Kelvin Beachum.

Arizona wasn’t without its departures, however, as it has already lost Patrick Peterson, Kenyan Drake, Haason Reddick, Trent Sherfield and Angelo Blackson.

But what of the rest of the NFC West?

Here’s a look at the additions and departures for Arizona’s divisional foes:

NFC West free agency tracker

San Francisco 49ers

Biggest addition: LT Trent Williams (re-signed)

The starting left tackle signed a six-year, $138 million deal to remain a 49er on Wednesday, making him the highest-paid OL in NFL history.

Williams started 14 games last year and did not allow a sack after sitting out of 2019 when he was a member of the Washington Football Team.

The lineman posted the best overall Pro Football Focus grade among NFL tackles (91.9) in 2020. His run-blocking grade of 91.8 was also tops in the league.

Williams reportedly also garnered interest from the Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Bears.

Other additions

– C Alex Mack

Deal: Three years, $14.85 million
Former team: Atlanta Falcons

– OLB Samson Ebukam

Deal: Two years, $12 million
Former team: Los Angeles Rams

– CB Jason Verrett (re-signed)

Deal: One year, $5.5 million

– FB Kyle Juszczyk (re-signed)

Deal: Five years, $27 million

– CB Emmanuel Moseley (re-signed)

Deal: Two years, $9.384 million

– TE Daniel Helm (re-signed)

Deal: One year

– CB Briean Boddy-Calhoun (re-signed)

Deal: One year

– DT D.J. Jones (re-signed)

Deal: One year

Biggest loss: DL Solomon Thomas

Thomas heads to Las Vegas on a one-year, $5 million deal after playing two games in 2020 before suffering a torn ACL.

In his four seasons with San Francisco, Thomas amassed 95 tackles, six sacks and recorded a fumble.

Other subtractions

– WR Kendrick Bourne

New team: New England Patriots
Deal: Three years, $15 million

– CB Ahkello Witherspoon

New team: Seattle Seahawks
Deal: One year, $4 million

– DL Donald Blair (released)

– LB Mark Nzeocha (released)

Los Angeles Rams

Biggest addition: QB Matthew Stafford (trade)

Easily the Rams’ biggest acquisition this offseason was trading for the signal caller in exchange for QB Jared Goff, a 2021 third-round pick and two first-round selections in 2022 and 2023.

Stafford is under contract for the next two seasons before he becomes an unrestricted free agent.

The QB enters his 13th NFL season after completing 64.2% of his passes for 4,084 yards and 26 touchdowns in 2020, the most since 2017 (4,446 yards and 29 scores). He also threw 10 interceptions.

Other additions

– OLB Leonard Floyd (re-signed)

Deal: Four years, $64 million

– TE Johnny Mundt (re-signed)

Deal: One year

Biggest loss: CB Troy Hill

The free agent cornerback signed a four-year deal worth $24 million with the Cleveland Browns this offseason.

Hill has been one of the more consistent corners in previous seasons. In 2020, he registered 77 tackles (tied for third on the team), three interceptions (tied for second), 10 passes defensed (second) and also returned two interceptions for touchdowns.

Other subtractions

– QB Jared Goff (trade)

New team: Detroit Lions

– RB Malcolm Brown

New team: Miami Dolphins
Deal: One year, $1.75 million

– OLB Samson Ebukam

New team: San Francisco 49ers
Deal: Two years, $12 million

– TE Gerald Everett

New team: Seattle Seahawks
Deal: One year, $6 million

– DL Michael Brockers (trade)

New team: Detroit Lions

– S John Johnson

New team: Cleveland Browns
Deal: Three year, $33.75 million

– DE Morgan Fox

New team: Carolina Panthers
Deal: Two years, $8.1 million

– OLB Derek Rivers

New team: Houston Texans
Deal: One year, $3 million

– LS Jake McQuaide

New team: Dallas Cowboys
Deal: One year

Seattle Seahawks

Biggest signing: RG Gabe Jackson (trade)

After Russell Wilson’s comments about staying upright, the Seahawks went out and traded a 2021 fifth-round pick for Jackson.

While his overall PFF blocking grade of 63.7 sits 40th among guards, he did rank out at 69.9 (21st) in pass-blocking.

Other additions

– C Ethan Pocic (re-signed)

Deal: One year, $3 million

– DT Poona Ford (re-signed)

Deal: Two years, $14 million

– FB Nick Bellore (re-signed)

Deal: Two years, $4.45 million

– TE Gerald Everett

Deal: One year, $6 million
Former team: Los Angeles Rams

– CB Ahkello Witherspoon

Deal: One year, $4 million
Former team: San Francisco 49ers

Biggest loss: CB Shaquill Griffin

After four seasons and one Pro Bowl nod, Griffin takes his talents to Jacksonville on a three-year, $40 million deal. In 57 career games (53 starts), Griffin accumulated six interceptions, 48 passes defensed and 249 tackles, nine of which were for losses.

Other subtractions

– RB Carlos Hyde

New team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Deal: Two year, $4.5 million

– WR Phillip Dorsett

New team: Jacksonville Jaguars

– WR David Moore

New team: Carolina Panthers
Deal: Two year, $4.75 million

– TE Jacob Hollister

New team: Buffalo Bills
Deal: One year

– WR Josh Gordon (released)

– OL Chance Warmack (released)

– OL Mike Iupati (retired)

– TE Greg Olsen (retired)

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