Usually, if a team cuts a guy who was last in the league in his particular statistical categories, one would assume they’ll get better.
That may not be the case in Arizona, where the Cardinals brought in a guy whose numbers were even worse than the guy he’s replacing.
Via Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, the Cardinals cut punter Ryan Quigley and brought back veteran Drew Butler. Butler had been released earlier this year with an injury settlement.
That’s justified, as Quigley was last in the league with a 41.6 gross average and a 37.2 net.
But Butler was even worse this year for the Cardinals, averaging 40.3 and 33.7 in those two categories.
Now, I’m sure Butler’s a lovely person and perhaps the ankle injury which allowed/caused the Cards to release him was keeping him from being his best. Maybe he’s a better holder. But being better at the day job than the last guy isn’t exactly a high bar to clear.