Ted Ginn Jr.‘s NFL career hasn’t exactly gone as planned. After being selected No. 9 overall in the 2007 draft, the WR has failed to live up to the hype. However, he’s still had a pretty decent run as of late. Even though Ginn has never developed into the No. 1 receiver that many thought he would be, he’s still a good guy to have in your receiving corps and an even better guy to have returning kicks.
After making three stops though the first seven years of his career, it looks like the playmaker has found another new home. Reports are emerging that Ginn has signed on to join the Arizona Cardinals. The deal is reportedly for three years, but financial terms are still unavailable at this point.
So what does the signing of Ginn mean for the Cardinals?
First and foremost, it means that they’ve replaced Andre Roberts. Ginn will now join a receiving corps headlined by Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd. As it sits currently, Ginn should pencil into the No. 3 spot on the receiving depth chart, which is no doubt where he belongs.
The speedy receiver will provide Carson Palmer with a nice target out of the slot. Also, given that Fitzgerald draws lots of double coverage, Ginn’s speed should create him lots of opportunities for a catches.
On top of what he brings to the table in the receiving game, we all know what Ginn can do as a returner. The only ‘problem’ in Arizona is that Patrick Peterson is already the designated PR. With that fact unlikely to change, look for the newly acquired WR to be in the mix for a spot as a kickoff return man.
Overall, fans should be happy with the signing of Ted Ginn Jr. He’s a decent pass-catcher, with plenty to offer because of his speed.