NFC Notes: Cardinals, 49ers, Seahawks


Now that he has joined the Cardinals, WR A.J. Green will no longer be considered the best pass-catcher on the team, as he will be playing across from WR DeAndre Hopkins.

“I never played with a guy like D-Hop. The guy is unbelievable, man,” Green said, via “He embraced me. We don’t have egos. He’s telling me, like, ‘If you want to run a route and I’m at that position just let me know.’ So, you have a guy like that, two guys like that in a room it’s going to be unbelievable. And we feed off each other.”

Green also believes the Cardinals have the potential to be one of the best teams in the league.

“The potential of this team,” Green said. “I’ve been in Cincinnati so long I don’t know anything else. So for me getting a chance to get out, it’s all about winning and about being in a great environment. And I think Arizona was the perfect situation. They have young guys. They’re building this defense. They have a young quarterback. And I think I fit in well over here with D-Hop.”


49ers TE George Kittle said he’s excited to watch rookie QB Trey Lance‘s progression this offseason and that he’s proven to be “competitive” in OTAs. 

“Trey’s a good quarterback,” Kittle said, via ESPN’s Youtube.I’m excited to see the progression that he makes. He’s a hell of an athlete. Just being in OTAs with him, he’s a guy that wants to learn every single day. He’s competitive every single day. He doesn’t let mistakes stop him. Nothing snowballs.”

Kittle added that Lance has “all the right attributes” as a quarterback and reiterated his excitement about the rookie quarterback. 

“He’s got all the right attributes, and I’m just excited to see how he progresses in training camp.”


  • The Athletic’s Michael-Shawn Dugar says it’s unclear what Seahawks LT Duane Brown‘s desired contract parameters are for an extension. Brown is set to make $10 million in the final year of his deal and at 36 was still one of the NFL’s best left tackles in 2020.
  • Dugar notes to jump into the top five to ten tackles in terms of salary would mean a deal worth $15-$18 million per year for Brown. 
  • He adds Brown’s willingness to not skip minicamp and Seattle not putting him out on the field to risk injury indicates the two sides are in a good spot which could help any deal come together. 
  • However, Brown’s age and injury history are a factor, and Dugar points out the Seahawks may have drafted sixth-round OT Stone Forsythe with an eye toward the future.  

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