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Which players on Cardinals roster will be free agents in 2023

We go over the full list of the Cardinals’ free agents in 2023 and key decisions to be made this offseason.

Byron Murphy Jr. #7 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates with teammates after returning a fumble for a game-winning touchdown in overtime against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on September 18, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

The Arizona Cardinals are going to look a lot different in the 2023 season. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury was relieved of his duties, and the Cards are currently undergoing a coaching search. Starting quarterback Kyler Murray is expected to miss the beginning of the season coming back from an ACL tear. He and Kingsbury may not be the only pieces missing at the start of next season.

With a lot up in the air for the Cardinals heading into the offseason, their odds for a win in Super Bowl 58 have taken a hit. They are installed at +10000 to win the Super Bowl next year, which is tied for the worst in the league at DraftKings Sportsbook. They are coming off a 4-13 record and a last-place finish in the NFC West.

Every team is going to have to deal with impending free agents, and the Cardinals are no different. Tackle Kelvin Beachum, G Justin Pugh, K Matt Prater and CB Byron Murphy lead the free agent list for Arizona. Beachum played 97.94% of offensive snaps for Arizona, leading the team. G Will Hernandez (70.1%) and C Billy Price (62.6%) would also be big offensive lineman shoes to fill.

Arizona Cardinals free agents

C Rodney Hudson
G Justin Pugh
K Matt Prater
CB Byron Murphy
G Cody Ford
G Will Hernandez
LT Kelvin Beachum
WR A.J. Green
OLB Nick Vigil
OLB Tanner Vallejo
ILB Ezekiel Turner
P Andy Lee
LS Aaron Brewer
DT Trysten Hill
RB Darrel Williams
WR Antoine Wesley
CB Antonio Hamilton
LB Ben Niemann
C Billy Price
S Charles Washington
S Chris Banjo
RB Corey Clement
QB David Blough
WR Greg Dortch
CB Jace Whittaker
IDL Jonathan Ledbetter
CB Josh Jackson
RT Joshua Miles
LB Kamu Grugier-Hill
LG Max Garcia
TE Maxx Williams
IDL Michael Dogbe
CB Nate Hairston
WR Pharoh Cooper
RT Rashaad Coward
C Sean Harlow
TE Stephen Anderson
QB Trace McSorley
IDL Zach Allen

Franchise tag options

CB Byron Murphy
A lineman?

The franchise tag isn’t always used by teams, and the Cardinals don’t boast many players that deserve the franchise tag. While the team could go an unpredictable route, I think they pass on using it. If they choose to use it, they likely need to target Murphy, although that would cost the team $18.14 million for one year. They could tag an offensive lineman because they are scheduled to lose so many, but it would come with a big price tag of $18.24 million.