2. Arizona appears to still be in rebuilding mode
First off, Larry Fitzgerald deserves all of the credit in the world for continuing to stick it out with the Cardinals since most players in his position would prefer to join a strong Super Bowl contender at this stage in their career, especially if Arizona is in for another year of rebuilding.
Around this time last year, the Cardinals were hoping the signing of Sam Bradford would at least be a reliable short-term answer for the offense to help Arizona return to the level of being a contender in the NFC once again, which obviously was the case.
Instead of putting an end to their two-year drought of missing out on the playoffs, the Cardinals would go on to finish at the bottom of the league standings, although at least they will have plenty of great options to choose from at No. 1 in the draft.
In the long run, Murray may seem like the more explosive option to help this offense, and the presence of Brown would certainly put them in better position to help it happen sooner, but it would take some time.
No matter what happens over the next few months, early signs point to the Cardinals being at least another year or two away before they can even be part of the playoff contender conversation.
Until then, Los Angeles should have little trouble getting by Arizona when it comes to the race for the NFC West.