Cardinals agree to four-year deal with Jermaine Gresham

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Jermaine Gresham hasn’t had a huge impact on the Cardinals, but they just gave him a long deal.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Cardinals have agreed to a four-year deal with the tight end.

Gresham caught 37 passes last year (which was more than double his 2015 total of 18), and he has three touchdowns in two seasons with the Cardinals.

But the former Bengals first-rounder apparently convinced them there was a market, where several other players will be getting big deals.

7 responses to “Cardinals agree to four-year deal with Jermaine Gresham

  1. TEs aren’t really part of the passing game in AZ. But that changed last season after Floyd was cut & Brown continued to struggle with sickle cell. Most of his reception came in the latter quarter of the season. His blocking is the reason he was initially brought to AZ & last season he had some big blocks the sprung David Johnson for long TD runs.

    There was a market last season for him when he turned down multiple long term offers to return to the Cards on a 1 year deal. So I assume with all that monopoly money teams will be throwing out in free agency, there was a market for him this season too.

  2. @QB Film Room…clearly you haven’t seen him play. He’s the complete package at TE. Great blocker, soft hands, speed, power and quickness.

  3. Jermaine Gresham is an average NFL tight end.

    In Cincinnati… Gresham lacked explosiveness, committed too many holding penalties, and wasn’t consistently dependable.

    Gresham’s strong points were/are his locker room presence, fighting spirit, and blocking.

    Gresham would lose a game and/or couldn’t be counted on when the chips were down… and… as soon as the hum of hatred and screams of cutting him were so loud… Gresham would show up the next couple of games to perform in a big way and show everyone the way he was capable of playing.

    Then… a game or two later… he would return to dropping balls, not getting separation, and commit a half dozen drive ending holding penalties.

  4. “Jermaine Gresham hasn’t played in Cincinnati since 2014”

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    I know.
    I have seen the increase in tight end receiving production since he left.

    The few Arizona games I have seen in their entirety continue to emphasize his lack of explosiveness and continued false start and holding penalties.

    30 yards in penalties in 2014 (Cincinnati)

    82 yards in penalties in 2016 (Arizona)

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