Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals 2021: News, Schedule, Roster, Score, Injury Report

The Cardinals had a history as an amateur club with their origins in the latter part of the 19th century. They played as the Morgan Athletic Club for 22 years from 1898 to 1920. 

In 1920, the team was one of the founder members of the NFL alongside the Green Bay Packers and the Bears, who were based in Decatur at the time. 

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The Cardinals spent 40 seasons in Chicago but played the 1944 NFL season under a different name, the Card-Pitt. The move was due to numerous football players drafted into active service. As a result, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Cardinals merged for a single season.

However, their abysmal performance led to them being labeled as "Car-Pitts" as they didn't win a single game and disbanded after the war ended in 1945. 

Like the Bears, the Cardinals also switched their base of operations. The team moved to Missouri. From 1963, they had a state rival in the form of the Kansas City Chiefs

September 13, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) warms up before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

In 1988, the franchise moved west to the state of Phoenix. Despite their move, they remained in the NFC's East Division until the 2002 NFL expansion. At this time, the league assigned them to the NFC West where they played alongside the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, and Los Angeles Rams. 

The Arizona Cardinals finished the 2019 NFL season 2nd in the NFC West. As a result, their post-season drought has entered a 6th season, which the franchise will hope to end quickly. They finished the season at 8th in the overall NFC standings. 

The Cardinal's 2020 campaign rounded out with an 8-8 record and the franchise placed 3rd in the NFC West. The Phoenix-based entity did not qualify; however, they managed to improve on their 5-10-1 record from the previous season.

Nov 15, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) runs the ball against the Buffalo Bills in the second quarter at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Owner Achievements

The Cardinals are a family-owned team with ownership passing down the Bidwill family. The Bidwill's first involvement in the team came in 1933 when Bidwell purchased the team in Chicago.

Later, his son, Bill Bidwill, took control of the team for nearly 4 decades before passing on the baton of President and owner to his son Michael in 2007. This came after Bill oversaw the Cardinals' move from the Sun Devil Stadium to the University of Phoenix Stadium. 

Arizona Cardinals Achievements

The Arizona Cardinals have tasted success with their NFL Championship wins in the pre-Super-Bowl era as the Chicago Cardinals. The franchise endured a 61-season drought before achieving success in the form of a maiden conference championship.

They clinched the NFC title in 2008 and earned a trip to the Super Bowl XLIII game to face the Pittsburgh Steelers. Besides these, the Cardinals have claimed 7 divisional titles and have made it to the Playoffs 10 times. 

The franchise is starved of success on an individual level and is one of seven NFL sides to have not produced a single regular-season MVP winner. 

Arizona Cardinals Logo

The Cardinals' original logo featured the letter 'C' encircled by a larger C in all deep red. Later, when they merged with the Pittsburgh Steelers for a single season, the logo read out "Card-Pitt". For the next dozen seasons, the Cardinal was given a brown color, and it stood on the seam of a football. 

In 1960, when the team departed Chicago, they created a crest featuring a beefed-up Cardinal sprinting towards the end zone with a football in hand. 

The Cardinal football player became more prominent in the 1962 season as it sprinted through a loop. 

In 1970, the Cardinals introduced a version of the logo that fans still see on the jersey today. It featured a Cardinal staring to the right. 

The franchise retained the design but changed the brightened red face and yellow beak. 6 NFL seasons later, the team oversaw another minor change. As the team changed their name from Phoenix Cardinals to Arizona Cardinals, their colors red and yellow in their logo became a tad darker. 

The franchise continued with this logo for eleven seasons before shaking things up ahead of the 2005 NFL season. Their new logo saw the Cardinal get a fierce glare. 

Its beak appeared much more prominent than earlier. Furthermore, they changed the outline to give the impression of the staring downwards as though surveying the scene. What's more, the black line near the front of the Cardinal's face is sharper, thus adding to the mean look. 

Arizona Cardinals 2021 Sponsors

The Cardinals have partnered up with Gila River Hotels & Casinos in a 15-year deal. The partnership includes Cardinals-themed contests, custom Cardinals-designed hotel rooms, and other promotions throughout the NFL season. This move comes in after a longstanding ban against casino advertising in 2018.

Dignity Health clinched the naming rights for the Arizona Cardinals Training Center. The naming rights were handed over to the practice facility and main office in a 10-year agreement that changed the name from Cards’ Tempe house. Moreover, the franchise has been working at the Tempe facility since 1989 and recently underwent $15 million worth of various upgrades.

Arizona Cardinals 2021 Roster Foundation

The roster comprises 3 quarterbacks, 5 running backs, 5 wide receivers, 4 tight ends, 10 offensive linemen, 5 defensive linemen, 8 linebackers, 8 defensive backs, and 3 special teams players. 

Quarterbacks7 Brett Hundley

 1 Kyler Murray

15 Chris Streveler

Running Backs26 Eno Benjamin

41 Kenyan Drake

29 Chase Edmonds

37 D.J Foster

38 Jonathan Ward

Wide Receivers11 Larry Fitzgerald

10 DeAndre Hopkins

17 Andy Isabella

19 KeeSean Johnson

16 Trent Sherfield

Tight Ends85 Dan Arnold

81 Darrell Daniels

86 Seth DeValve

87 Trent Sherfield

Offensive Linemen68 Kelvin Beachum T

52 Mason Cole C

53 Lamont Gaillard C

73 Max Garcia G

74 D. J. Humphries T

79 Josh Jones T

66 Joshua Miles T

71 Justin Murray T

67 Justin Pugh G

64 J. R. Sweezy G

Defensive Linemen94 Zach Allen DE

96 Angelo Blackson DE

95 Leki Fotu DE

92 Rashard Lawrence NT

90 Domata Peko NT

Linebackers59 De'Vondre Campbell ILB

44 Markus Golden OLB

58 Jordan Hicks ILB

42 Devon Kennard OLB

43 Haason Reddick OLB

48 Isaiah Simmons ILB

47 Ezekiel Turner ILB

51 Tanner Vallejo ILB

Defensive Backs32 Budda Baker FS

20 Dre Kirkpatrick CB

33 Byron Murphy CB

27 Kevin Peterson CB

21 Patrick Peterson CB

34 Jalen Thompson SS

22 Deionte Thompson FS

28 Charles Washington SS

Special Teams46 Aaron Brewer LS

 4 Andy Lee P

 4 Andy Lee P

2021 Charity

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Cardinals Charities support programs to enhance opportunities for children, women, and minorities in the state of Arizona. Since its inception, Cardinals Charities has distributed more than $9.1 million to hundreds of worthy charitable organizations on behalf of the Arizona Cardinals and the NFL. The grants are awarded on an annual basis in response to applications from various qualified non-profit organizations.

Additionally, the Cardinals made a $1 million funding donations to the AZ Coronavirus relief fund, which is meant to give financial support to multiple organizations trying to deal with the impact of COVID-19. Moreover, the Cardinals license plate system comes in to bring a portion of the cost that will benefit Cardinals charities.

Achievements and History

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Founded1988
OwnerMichael Bidwill
CEOMichael Bidwill
Head CoachKliff Kingsbury
StadiumState Farm Stadium
LocationGlendale, Arizona, west of Phoenix
SponsorsGila River Hotels & Casinos, Dignity Health, Mountainside Fitness, Cox Communications,
ChampionshipsLeague championships (2)

NFL Championships (pre-1970 AFL-NFL merger) (2)

1925, 1947

Conference championships (1)

NFC: 2008

Division championships (7)

NFL Western: 1947, 1948

NFC East: 1974, 1975

NFC West: 2008, 2009, 2015

Official WebsiteArizona Cardinals- www.azcardinals.com