It’s a surprising development considering the Cardinals have just three games left this season and Suggs is a likely future Hall of Famer.
Suggs, 37, signed a two-year deal with the Cardinals this offseason worth a reported $10 million. It was a chance for him to return “home” to the desert where he played college football and spent his offseasons.
The Ravens tried to re-sign Suggs this offseason but Suggs chose for a change of scenery after 16 years wearing purple.
“It was a tough [decision],” Suggs said in September. “Wrestled with it, kind of made a decision in the last hour. As time has shown, both teams made the best decision. It worked out for everybody. They definitely made a last push. I just felt it was time.”
Suggs got off to a good start this season with two sacks and a forced fumble in Week 1. He was shut out in a return to M&T Bank Stadium in Week 2 but notched three sacks in the following four games.
With 5.5 sacks this season, Suggs has climbed into the top-10 in all-time NFL sack leaders, which bolsters his Hall of Fame resume. His 138 sacks are ninth-most all-time, just ½ sack behind DeMarcus Ware and ½ sack ahead of Richard Dent.
Suggs has been quiet in recent games, however. He has notched just one ½ sack over the past six games and was shut out without a tackle the past two games. Out of playoff contention, the Cardinals reportedly want to get a look at some of their younger players.