2022 NFL Super Bowl candidate No. 2: Arizona Cardinals
This might seem like a joke considering the drama the Arizona Cardinals and quarterback Kyler Murray seem to be dealing with.
Ultimately, what’s going on with Murray in Arizona could be perceived as the beginning of the end for this marriage, or maybe it’s just a player who is looking to get a $40-plus million contract annually sooner rather than later.
Given the fact that former MVP Lamar Jackson has not received any long-term deal from the Baltimore Ravens yet, perhaps Murray is trying to expedite that process in his own way.
Or maybe he’ll actually end up getting traded.
Ultimately, I don’t see Murray going anywhere, and the Cardinals have a really good team that maintains the majority of its staff from last season.
In fact, the Cardinals have quite a bit of continuity across the board, and in the NFL, that cannot be overstated.
Interestingly enough, the home team of the city hosting the Super Bowl has also played in the game each of the last two seasons.
The Cardinals are on a trajectory — if all is well with Murray — to potentially be the third team in a row to be the home team in the Super Bowl following the Buccaneers in the 2020 season and the Rams in the 2021 season.