The Arizona Cardinals were hoping that when wide receiver Anquan Boldin fired his agent Drew Rosenhaus that it meant that he would show up at team activities.
That was not the case on Wednesday though, as Boldin was a no-show at organized team activities. (OTA’s)
Boldin has been in a contract dispute with the Cardinals for months and has told the team he wants to be traded. When Rosenhaus was fired by Boldin the team and many football betting fans were hoping that Boldin would express a desire to stay in Arizona. So far that has not happened. "I know from our perspective … nothing has changed," head coach Ken Whisenhunt said. "We’re a much better football team with Anquan than we are without him, and we have a high regard for him. So nothing has changed from that perspective."
The Cardinals nearly won the Super Bowl last year and they have quarterback Kurt Warner returning. Getting Boldin back would be a huge plus for the Cardinals and it would influence their football odds at the sportsbook. Right now the Cardinals are considered somewhat of a longshot in football betting at the sports book to win this year’s Super Bowl at 25-1. It is somewhat surprising that Arizona has football odds that long, as ten other teams are listed before them including the New England Patriots who are the 4-1 favorites.
Normally in the NFL a receiver doesn’t make a huge difference but Boldin is an All-Pro and considered one of the best in the game. His return would be huge for the Cardinals and it would affect their football betting odds. Warner understands the situation and is supporting Boldin while at the same time hoping he gets back soon in addition to other teammates who have contract issues. "We’re behind those guys," he said. "Those guys are our teammates. We want them to get something done. And we know as soon as that happens and that stuff is solidified, they’ll be out here with us and they want to be out here with us. That’s part of the business we understand. You don’t get mad at guys in those situations. (But) you don’t want guys staying home because they don’t want to be here and don’t have a reason not to be here." Warner said.