In the ‘Zona: Cards QB chatter, Suns’ Love interest
Monday morning odds and ends as summer begins its long, relentless creep into Arizona’s consciousness:
The always-insightful Peter King of The MMQB reports that the Cardinals are sweet on quarterbacks Derek Carr of Fresno State and A.J. McCarron of Alabama as possibilities in the first or second round of the NFL Draft, although he also suggests that McCarron isn’t a great fit for Bruce Arians’ love of the deep ball.
"I will say this about McCarron: He doesn’t have a great deep arm by any standard, but he’s an accurate deep-ball thrower when he does air it out," King writes.
He also offers up interesting nuggets on the Texans’ differing opinions on the No. 1 pick and a historical comparison between this draft class’ quarterback crop and that of 2011 — when haste made for a wasted early pick.
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Former Suns player and assistant coach Dan Majerle told the morning crew at Arizona Sports 98.7 what we’ve all been saying for some time: Kevin Love would make a great addition to the Phoenix Suns.
He likens a Love addition to what the trade for Charles Barkley did for the Suns in 1992: A missing piece to put them, if not over the top, at least in reach of it.
With Love having one year left on his Minnesota contract, there’s been inconclusive speculation that he could be dealt this offseason. Whether the Suns could make it happen while retaining their core is unknown, but unlike in the aftermath of the Barkley acquisition, we’re pretty sure Jeff Hornacek is staying put.
It’s on you, Ryan McDonough. Make it happen.