The seven-time Professional Bowler signed a one-year deal value as much as $8 million, with $6.5 million assured. He performed in all 16 video games for the primary time since 2017, however had his least productive season, placing up 523 receiving yards and two touchdowns, each profession lows.
He’ll look to resurrect his profession a bit, proving that he’s wholesome and may nonetheless put in productive seasons at 32 years outdated. The Cardinals high-flying offense might give him that chance, although it’s a little bit of a curious signing for the crew.
Arizona is comparatively effectively stocked at extensive receiver, with a celebrity in DeAndre Hopkins, an underrated younger Christian Kirk, and Larry Fitzgerald, if he comes back for one more yr, and including yet one more aging veteran may not be the transfer Arizona must get excessive. It may very well be a terrific addition, or it may very well be one thing of an overpay for a 3rd or fourth extensive receiver.
Some of the achieved WRs of his period, AJ Inexperienced had a down season in 2021. A bounce-back yr with QB Kyler Murray might lengthen his spectacular profession. https://t.co/aR0oiJJGNr
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2021
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) March 17, 2021
AJ Inexperienced and Larry Fitzgerald on the identical offense.
Think about that in 2012.. https://t.co/TTeCiRKMWp
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) March 17, 2021
AJ Inexperienced and JJ Watt this season: pic.twitter.com/5Ua0kFII4c
— 𝓢𝓪𝓶 (YT: NinerWire) (@NinerWireSam) March 17, 2021
Aj inexperienced D Hop oh my goodness
— Jordan Phillips (@bigj9797) March 17, 2021
Those that aren’t conflicted in any respect, nevertheless? Followers of the Cincinnati Bengals. A.J. Inexperienced is likely one of the finest gamers to ever placed on that uniform.
— Bengalorian (@thebengalorian) March 17, 2021
You’ll at all times be remembered as an all-time Cincinnati #Bengals nice & you’ll be sorely missed by us all.
Thanks for the recollections & dedication over the previous decade. Greatest needs transferring ahead, as you proceed on in your corridor of fame profession! 🙏#WhoDey
— Bengals Brawl ™️ (@BengalsBrawl) March 17, 2021
— GC🐅™️ (@Bengals_GC) March 17, 2021
It has been an absolute pleasure and privilege to observe @ajgreen_18 play for our crew throughout the previous decade, together with stay and within the flesh in London.
All of us knew today was coming, nevertheless it would not make it any simpler. Farewell, Adriel Jeremiah, and thanks. pic.twitter.com/JaaZnx0vxo
— Bengals UK (@WhoDey_UK) March 17, 2021
In nine seasons with the Bengals, not together with the missed 2019 marketing campaign, he caught 649 passes for 9,430 yards and 65 touchdowns, placing up six 1,000+ yard seasons, and three with double-digit touchdowns.
He was clearly among the best extensive receivers within the sport from 2011-2017. Hopefully he can regain a few of that magic with Murray and the Arizona Cardinals this fall.