The Arizona Cardinals got little from Chandler Jones in regards to sacks in 2020. He had one in four video games and then was lost for the season with a torn biceps. That was a substantial blow to the defense and the pass rush.

Nevertheless, with his injury, it produced an opportunity for other gamers.

Haason Reddick had 12.5 sacks, including 7.5 in the last 4 games. Dennis Gardeck, getting protective snaps for the first time in his NFL profession, had 7 sacks in just 93 snaps.

Nevertheless, even with this production from two gamers, the Cardinals rank only in the 20s in Pro Football Focus’ final 2020 rankings for teams’ pass rush.

They are No. 21.

The Cardinals in fact ended up 4th in the NFL with 48 sacks as a team.

Seeing the team in 2020, they did not have consistent pressure. They did get sacks and did require fumbles, but there was not consistent pressure to affect the passing video game substantially.

Chandler Jones returns, but Reddick, Gardeck and Markus Golden will all be totally free representatives. If they do not revive any of those gamers, will Jones’ existence suffice for 2021?