Arizona Cardinals listed among teams that could make some noise in 2020 NFL season

Jeremy Cluff
Arizona Republic
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Could the Arizona Cardinals make the playoffs in 2020?

The Arizona Cardinals could take a big step forward in 2020 according to one NFL writer.

A very big step forward.

Touchdown Wire's Michael Colangelo has Kliff Kingsbury's team listed among "7 2019 teams that missed the playoffs that could make some noise in 2020."

He wrote that the Cardinals could make the 2020 NFL playoffs.

Colangelo wrote: "Let’s take a big swing since there is always a team that seems to come out of nowhere to make the playoffs. That team in 2020 could be the Arizona Cardinals. It doesn’t matter how tall Kyler Murray is, he is a very good quarterback. Now that the Cardinals know their franchise has its most important piece set for the foreseeable future, it’s time to spend a ton of money on the offensive line, find some wide receivers that can contribute consistently, and rebuild the entire defense. That seems like a lot, but some team does it every year."

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Arizona went 5-10-1 in Kingbury's first season, but played better down the stretch, giving fans a lot of hope for 2020 and beyond.

Yes, a lot has to fall into place for the Cardinals in the offseason and the NFC West could be a very competitive division once again, but it isn't impossible to think of Murray leading Arizona to the postseason in 2020.

The Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, San Francisco 49ers, Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers all made the 2019 postseason after missing out in 2018 and some teams are bound to make the playoffs in 2020 after missing out in 2019.

Why couldn't it be the Cardinals?

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Cards Wire's Jess Root shared some of Colangelo's optimism for Arizona.

"The Cardinals do have a good amount of salary cap space for the coming offseason," he wrote. "They don’t need to throw a ton of money at the offensive line. They do need help at receiver and they do need to help on the defensive front. But with Murray and coach Kliff Kingsbury and a second year in both the offensive and defensive systems, there is no reason they can’t be in the mix for the playoffs next season."

The Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Rams are the other teams on Touchdown Wire's list of teams that could make some noise next season.

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