The most overrated NFL team from every division in 2022

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NFC West: Arizona Cardinals

This offseason had a bit of drama for the Arizona Cardinals. Quarterback Kyler Murray decided it was time he get paid for his talent and after some back and forth, he signed a five-year $230.5 million deal to stay in Arizona.

That already seemed like a lot of money to commit to a guy who has just one playoff appearance under his belt — and it was a bad one as he had no touchdowns and two picks while completing a mere 55.9 percent of his passes. It looks even worse when you realize the team originally put a clause in the deal that he had to spend four hours per week doing independent study for their upcoming games.

Somehow, the Cardinals didn’t realize this would end up gaining the traction it did and after calling it a “distraction” they removed the independent study clause. However, putting the toothpaste back in the tube is never that easy.

Just by including this in the original contract, it shows that the front office in Arizona doesn’t think Murray is as dedicated to being a great quarterback as they would like him to be. That in itself has to be concerning when you make this type of commitment to a player.

Murray’s study habits aside, other reasons to worry include the loss of Chandler Jones as well as DeAndre Hopkins starting out the season on the suspended list. The expectation for the Cards is that Murray will lead them to the playoffs on an annual basis but they could wind up being a letdown.