Report: Cardinals had interest in Alex Smith

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After word of the trade sending Alex Smith to Washington broke on Tuesday night, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that six teams expressed interest in making a deal with Kansas City before they made their move.

Kent Somers of AZ Central Sports reports that the Cardinals were part of that group, which makes perfect sense given their hole at quarterback in the wake of Carson Palmer’s retirement. It’s not clear how far things progressed beyond that expression of interest and it’s a moot point as long as both the Chiefs and Redskins remain committed to the trade until it becomes official on March 14.

The Browns were also reportedly trying to land Smith and it’s fair to assume that other teams that are obviously looking for a starting quarterback for 2018 were also part the group.

That list includes the Bills, Jets and Broncos and they could all now turn their attention toward landing Kirk Cousins now that Smith has taken his spot in Washington.

25 responses to “Report: Cardinals had interest in Alex Smith

  1. Well the Vikings are looking to move one or two quarterbacks. Maybe Arizona can use one of them.

  2. Yes, but why didn’t the Cardinals or Skins have interest in Jimmy Garoppolo?

    Very odd.
    front office screww up for the cards. my understanding is they said they didn’t know he was avail. lol

  3. AZ better stop messing around if they plan on landing a QB. They should have gone hard after Smith; Wash didn’t give up alot to get him. Not a lot of decent QB’s to be had in FA. Price will be high for Cousins. My guess is that he lands in Denver now.

  4. It was a good trade until they let Fuller be part of it. Gave up a 3rd rounder and a blue chip for an old, underarmed qb who had really good to great WR’s, RB’s and TE the last few years while in KC. Now we’ll probably see him revert back to the 49ers version of playing.

  5. yes keep cousins out of arizona – i would rather go with gabbert and draft one. don’t want keenum either. the other two vikings are too fragile for the desert.

  6. Andy Reid is a player’s coach. Smith was likely consulted about a desirable team, and the Skins were a more attractive landing place than some of the other QB starved openings available.

    New coach in Arizona, Cleveland (no qualification needed) Broncos (Nope, divisional foe) Bills (little assets to return to KC and COLD) Jets? Cost of living and taxes high.

  7. horsepedlr says:
    January 31, 2018 at 10:02 am

    Yes, but why didn’t the Cardinals or Skins have interest in Jimmy Garoppolo?

    Very odd.
    front office screww up for the cards. my understanding is they said they didn’t know he was avail. lol

    ————————

    You’re peddling it all right.

    In reality, NE talked with SF, that’s it.

    We know this because the Browns never got a shot at trading for JG.

    Also, at the same time, they had a QB under roster for 2018.

    Can’t make a trade for a QB that wasn’t on the market to be traded, especially when you already had a QB under contract.

    They didn’t know because Patriots only told one team about their desire to trade JG, and that was the 49ers.

  8. mongo3401 says:
    January 31, 2018 at 11:11 am
    Azrizona. The place QBs go to be irrelevant

    Ever hear of Kurt Warner? His days in Arizona helped him get into the HOF, especially after those last few lousy years in St Louis and N.Y.

  9. seahawkboymike says:
    January 31, 2018 at 10:39 am
    Cards are a dumpster fire.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    How come the Seahawks can’t beat them at home? (insert excuses below)

  10. Yes I have heard of Kurt Warner and his days in the Rams secured his HOF statue. Not what he did in the desert for a few years. I pray you guys are not waiting for another Warner miracle story. That’s a once in a lifetime story on Warner. Wasn’t last year and the years before supposed to be AZs years ? You guys paid a Kong’s ransom for an Oline that is horrible

  11. jmc8888 says:
    January 31, 2018 at 11:27 am
    horsepedlr says:
    January 31, 2018 at 10:02 am

    Yes, but why didn’t the Cardinals or Skins have interest in Jimmy Garoppolo?

    Very odd.
    front office screww up for the cards. my understanding is they said they didn’t know he was avail. lol

    ————————

    You’re peddling it all right.

    In reality, NE talked with SF, that’s it.

    We know this because the Browns never got a shot at trading for JG.

    Also, at the same time, they had a QB under roster for 2018.

    Can’t make a trade for a QB that wasn’t on the market to be traded, especially when you already had a QB under contract.

    They didn’t know because Patriots only told one team about their desire to trade JG, and that was the 49ers.

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    Sure the Patriots didn’t take out an ad in the paper. But to any intelligent person it should have been obvious that he was available AND that bargaining position would be on their side. The Patriots had not succeeded in working a deal with him and that looming trade deadline was when the clock ran out for Belichick to either get something for him or lose him for nothing.

  12. So how come none of the other six teams that need QBs had talks with NE about JG? Oh yeah, because the Patriots were only holding trade talks with one team, that’s why. It takes two to tango, buckaroos.

  13. ragnarthegreat says:
    Well the Vikings are looking to move one or two quarterbacks. Maybe Arizona can use one of them.
    ===

    As a die-hard Vikings fan you should know your team isn’t looking to “move” any of its quarterbacks. That would imply control and the ability to make a trade.
    The only QB under control of the Vikings is fourth-stringer Kyle Sloter, whom they seem inclined to keep. The other three are all unrestricted free agents, free to play for any team that will have them — including Arizona — with no permission from Minnesota required, and no compensation to the Vikings save for compensatory draft picks in 2019.
    Minnesota can and probably will attempt to re-sign one of its free agent QBs. But short of using the franchise tag, which in my opinion would make them dumber than a box of rocks, the Vikings haven’t the ability to “move” or prevent any of the three from moving on if they choose.

  14. The Cards were too cheap to have been real trade contenders for Smith.
    And the Cards have never possessed as well as demonstrated the ability to plan for the future. That is why they were never a player for a possible Jimmy G trade.
    The Cards focus on what is 3 feet in front of them pales when you see how far ahead other teams try to make plans and moves to ensure their teams’ future success.

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