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Cardinals Position Overview 2022: Safety

Baker, Thompson headline the position


With July here and training camp scheduled to start soon, will look at the Cardinals' individual position groups during this quiet time in the NFL and give our opinions about where the groups stand prior to camp. Today, safety.

Budda Baker is a star and leader of the defense, fresh off his fourth Pro Bowl selection in five seasons. Jalen Thompson has turned into a vital piece for the secondary since bouncing back from injuries in 2020. The safety led the team in tackles last season (121) and this season hunts for his first Pro Bowl appearance.

MORE WORK TO DO: Charles Washington, James Wiggins, Deionte Thompson, Tae Daley.

Washington is an ace on special teams. Wiggins has some upside and adds needed value on special teams. Thompson can fill in on defense and is a big hitter. Daley will look to secure a roster spot by putting together an impressive training camp.


Baker and Thompson believe they can be in the conversation for the best safety duo in the NFL. With linebacker Isaiah Simmons potentially getting some snaps at the position, the Cardinals feel OK with Thompson and the developing Wiggins as extra depth.

Images of the Cardinals' safeties heading into training camp.

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