Cardinals Set To Trade David Johnson
Are the Cardinals set to trade David Johnson?
It is clear that Arizona wants to part ways with its running back, but waiving him simply is not in the cards.
That means the next most logical way of doing it would be via trade.
Two years ago, Johnson was inked to a three-year, $39 million deal. Unfortunately, the veteran has not lived up to that price tag and Cardinals are really to move on.
If Arizona were to simply release Johnson, the organization would be forced to incur a $14 million cap hit. That simply makes no sense at this stage.
Instead, the Cardinals will likely shift focus to trading the 28-year-old.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the team will likely have to give up a draft pick if it wants to properly incentivize someone to take Johnson off their hands.
Cutting David Johnson is out. Trading would make sense if the Cardinals knew they were getting back Kenyan Drake (and if they’d eat some $$ to make it happen). https://t.co/L9gayrJlBT
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 14, 2020
“They could potentially work out a trade involving David Johnson, which would maybe eat some of the money or potentially even involve a draft pick of their own just to get some of that money off the books,” Rapoport said regarding the matter.
One way or another, it looks like the Cardinals are set on getting rid of Johnson. That means it will happen – no matter what.
The only question at this stage is how much in the way of assets Arizona will be forced to give up in order to get it done.
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