3 Teams That Should Target Arizona Cardinals Defensive Superstar

On Friday, reports emerged that Arizona Cardinals superstar safety Budda Baker has officially requested a trade from the team, and while it may not be granted, it would certainly make sense, as the team appear headed towards a rebuild.

Now the question becomes, which teams out there can not only give up the assets needed to land him, but accommodate him in their lineup and underneath their salary cap? Here are three teams that certainly fit that bill.

San Francisco 49ers

Could the Cardinals deal one of their top stars within the division? It's certainly unlikely, especially given how close San Francisco are to a Super Bowl push, but if they can offer a good package, the Cardinals would be silly to not at least listen.

With a star group of linebackers and a fantastic defensive line, if San Francisco could land a difference maker on the back end, this team would almost certainly be unstoppable come playoff time if they can find consistency and health at the Quarterback position.

Cincinnati Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals shockingly let not one, but two starting safeties walk this season, losing both Jessie Bates and Vonn Bell, and while they added Nick Scott in free agency and Dax Hill in the 2022 NFL Draft, they could use some star power at the back end.

Ultimately, Baker may prove too costly for a team that's looking to make a genuine Super Bowl push, but if they can land him, it will go a long way to someone finally figuring out the puzzle that is superstar Quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

New York Jets

The New York Jets have finally built a strong, young roster through the draft and clever free agency moves, and with the Aaron Rodgers deal looming, it's clear that this team is looking to make a genuine Super Bowl push, even in a stacked AFC.

To acquire Baker, they would need to move on from Jordan Whitehead, but if they can bring him in and pair him with arguably the best cornerback duo in the NFL, this would be a lethal defence to join a dangerous offensive unit. 

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