ARIZONA CARDINALS

Karlos Dansby the ‘Most Valuable Acquisition’

Dec 31, 2013, 8:46 PM | Updated: 8:46 pm

You don’t have to tell the Arizona Cardinals or their fans about the kind of season linebacker Karlos Dansby had, as they know what the veteran has done in his return to the team.

Dansby produced a banner year, and it led former sports agent Joel Corry to name him the Most Valuable Acquisition in the NFL this year.

The Cardinals got more than their money’s worth from Dansby. He spent two months on the street before signing a one-year, $2.25 million deal (worth a maximum of $3 million through incentives) because of Daryl Washington’s four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Dansby, who was entering the fourth year of a five-year, $42.5 million contract (including $22 million guaranteed) with the Miami Dolphins, was deemed expendable due to Dannell Ellerbe’s free-agent signing. He responded with the best season of his career while helping transform the Cardinals into the NFL’s best run defense after ranking 28th in 2012. The 32 year old finished tied for third in the NFL in solo tackles with 114 and tied for sixth with 19 passes defensed. Dansby led NFL inside linebackers with 6.5 sacks and tied for first at the position with four interceptions. He returned two of his interceptions for touchdowns.

Dansby is set to become a free agent and it is possible he will not return to the Cardinals. But if this was it for him in Arizona, he certainly went out with a bang.

Comments

Comment guidelines: No name-calling, personal attacks, profanity, or insults. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate comments by reporting abuse.
comments powered by Disqus

Arizona Cardinals

...

Arizona Sports Video

Video: Did Monti Ossenfort and the Arizona Cardinals play mind games during the NFL draft?

Did Monti Ossenfort and the Arizona Cardinals play mind games during the NFL draft? Gambo and Mitch Vareldzis break down some of the information that was in Cardinals Flight Plan.

19 hours ago

...

Arizona Sports Video

Video: Did Monti Ossenfort and the Arizona Cardinals play mind games during the NFL draft?

Did Monti Ossenfort and the Arizona Cardinals play mind games during the NFL draft? Gambo and Mitch Vareldzis break down some of the information that was in Cardinals Flight Plan.

19 hours ago

Brandon Aiyuk...

Kevin Zimmerman

49ers’ Brandon Aiyuk fuels contract dispute talk with former ASU teammate Jayden Daniels

San Francisco 49ers receiver Brandon Aiyuk posted a conversation with former Arizona State teammate Jayden Daniels to TikTok Monday.

21 hours ago

...

Arizona Sports Video

Video: Which Arizona Cardinals player who is flying under the radar could be a star in 2024?

Wolf & Luke discuss who is flying under the radar and could be a star for the Arizona Cardinals in 2024.

22 hours ago

Michael Wilson looks on...

Tyler Drake

Cardinals’ Michael Wilson, Marvin Harrison Jr. building off one another

Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Wilson has been a valuable resource for fellow wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. and vice versa.

1 day ago

Running back James Conner #6 of the Arizona Cardinals rushes the football during the NFL game at St...

Arizona Sports

PFF: Cardinals’ overall offense in 2023 among worst in NFL despite league-best rushing attack

Although the Cardinals' offense was among the worst in the NFL overall, its rushing attack graded out as the best, according to PFF.

3 days ago

Karlos Dansby the ‘Most Valuable Acquisition’