Chicago Bears: Several teams making Matt Nagy, Ryan Pace look foolish

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3. The Arizona Cardinals brass broke all the rules

Less than three years ago, the Arizona Cardinals traded up to select Josh Rosen in the 2018 NFL Draft. They made a sacrifice to go out and get who they thought would be the future of their franchise — similar to what Ryan Pace did when he moved up to grab Trubisky in 2017.

After a miserable 2018 season for the Cardinals, Arizona fired head coach Steve Wilks and brought in Kliff Kingsbury. Along with handing him the reins to the current roster, they trusted him when he said he wanted Kyler Murray.

A year after moving up to draft a first-round quarterback, Kingsbury wanted his Cardinals to do it again. This time, it would be even higher stakes — at no. 1 overall.

With all of the risk involved, Arizona still went through with it, and so far, it’s looked like a brilliant move.

The Cardinals moved on from a new coach and a new quarterback after just one season — because they were dead serious about fixing the quarterback position. Three and a half years into the Trubisky experiment, Pace looks incompetent. He hasn’t addressed the position, even if he thought Foles was going to be enough of a bandaid.

The Cardinals’ future looks extremely bright with Murray under center, and it’s all because the team took a second risk just one year after they knew they made the wrong move. The brass in Chicago doesn’t have close to the guts to do the same.