Not too long after paying the team an official visit, it looks like John Abraham has found a new home for the 2013 NFL season with the Arizona Cardinals.
Abraham and the Cardinals agreed to a two-year deal on Thursday–which is a great addition as the team looks to bounce back from a disappointing 2012 season in which they finished with a 5-11 record. He may be 34-years-old, but the fact that Abraham recorded 32.5 sacks over the last three seasons–including 10 in 2012–shows he still has enough gas in the tank to make an impact in Arizona for at least two more seasons.
The argument can be made the NFC West is going to be one of the toughest divisions in football next season and the Cardinals knew they would need all of the help in the world if they’re going to have any chance of competing with the other three teams. At the beginning of the 2012 season, Arizona appeared to have one of the top defenses in the league and there’s no reason why they shouldn’t be able to reach that level once again in 2013.
It will be interesting to see whether or not this Cardinals team has what it takes to bounce back next season, but providing Abraham with a two-year deal will hopefully be a risk that pays off. He’s proven to be effective throughout his entire career–so it’s safe to say Abraham is worth taking a chance on.