A half-decade ago, when Steve Keim took over as general manager of
the Cardinals, he had to navigate an NFC West that featured the Seahawks
and 49ers near their peaks.
Not much was expected of the Cardinals in 2013 under new coach Bruce Arians and new quarterback Carson Palmer.
Even though that team fell short of the playoffs, it still finished
10-6 and set the tone for an impressive three-year run that was capped
by an NFC Championship game appearance.