Mount Rushmore of the Arizona Cardinals from 2014 to 2024.

Arizona Cardinals Mount Rushmore of Last Decade: 2014-2024
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Supporters of the Arizona Cardinals have endured a challenging ten years, with only three playoff appearances and one postseason win, achieved in the divisional round against Green Bay in 2015.

Following two consecutive disappointing seasons with a 4-13 record, the Arizona Cardinals are now shifting their attention to drafting a potential star player with the No. 4 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. The team is eager to add this new talent to their roster of legendary athletes, including Larry Fitzgerald, Kyler Murray, Budda Baker, and Chandler Jones, in order to make a mark in the team’s history books.

According to Field Yates of ESPN, Marvin Harrison Jr., a standout wide receiver from Ohio State, is predicted to be drafted by the Glendale team with the fourth pick. Despite this, Arizona sportsbooks have Harrison listed with the third best odds (+1500) of being selected first overall in the draft.

In the offseason, we can take the time to look back on some interesting historical perspectives of NFL teams, like the iconic Mount Rushmore.

Yengols.com utilized ProFootballReference.com to establish the Arizona Cardinals’ Mount Rushmore for the previous decade. The players selected were required to have a minimum of three years with the team and were chosen based on their ProFootballReference-calculated Approximate Value.

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Arizona Cardinals Top Four Players of the Last Decade

PlayerYears With Team During DecadeApproximate Value During Decade
DB Patrick Peterson7 years (2014-2020)63
QB Kyler Murray5 years (2019-Current)62
S Budda Baker7 years (2017-Current)57
LOLB Chandler Jones6 years (2016-2021)56

According to bet365 Arizona, San Francisco is the leading favorite to win the Super Bowl with odds of +500, while Kansas City, the two-time defending champion, is not far behind at +700.

Cardinals’ Mount Rushmore features Patrick Peterson as Headliner

Even though many Cardinals fans expected Fitzgerald, a longtime franchise player, to be on the team’s Mount Rushmore, the 17-year veteran had an approximate value of 52 from 2014 until his retirement in 2020, slightly lower than Jones’ total of 56.

During his last seven seasons with the Cardinals from 2014 to 2020, defensive back Patrick Peterson accumulated the most AV with 63. Quarterback Murray closely followed with 62 AV from 2019 to 2023, while Baker ranked third with 57 AV. Arizona sports betting apps have Murray listed at +5000 odds to win the NFL MVP award next season.

In the 2011 NFL Draft, the Cardinals selected Peterson as the fifth overall pick, followed by Murray as the first overall pick in 2019, and Baker as the 36th pick in 2016. Jones, on the other hand, was chosen as the 21st pick in the 2012 NFL Draft by New England from Syracuse.

During his nearly two-decade career with the team, Fitzgerald’s 138 AV remains the highest in Cardinals history, surpassing legends like Jim Hart, Larry Wilson, Roger Wehrli, and Peterson. This showcases the remarkable longevity of the first-round pick from Pittsburgh.

According to BetMGM Arizona, the Cardinals have odds of +8000 to win the Super Bowl next season.

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Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher has spent over seven years reporting on sports and sports betting in Arizona, with previous roles at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News. He currently holds the position of lead writer at yengols.com.

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