Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk is aiming to have a big 2021 season. Kirk, who was selected in the second round of the 2018 NFL draft, has had some notable moments in the league but he has struggled to play on a high level regularly.
Heading into the 2021 season, Kirk is motivated to deliver his best season and help the Cardinals return to the playoffs. Kirk acknowledged that he is aware that there are people doubting him but he is not lacking motivation and he is determined to prove the doubters wrong.
“I think there’s no lack of motivation for me,” Kirk said on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football, via the official team site. “I know have to come out and play my best football. I know there are some doubters and people are counting me out, but I’m just ready to get out there and let my play speak for itself”.
Kirk determined to have a huge 2021 season
Last season, Kirk had 48 receptions, enough for 621 yards and six touchdowns. “I put all the work in that needs to be out in up to this point and I’m just ready to get out and have my best season yet," Kirk added.
Elsewhere, New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh is impressed by the work ethic of rookie quarterback Zach Wilson. The Jets used their No. 2 pick in this past NFL draft to select Wilson. "He's a relentless worker.
And I mean this, there's guys who watch film, and then there's guys that watch film almost religiously, and he's one of those guys. He's constantly trying to find ways to absorb information and learn. He's wearing out the quarterback coach with film study.
He's relentless in that regard. His mental horsepower is off the charts," Saleh said, per Bleacher Report. Meanwhile, 2012 NFL MVP Adrian Peterson is hoping an NFL team will give him a chance for the 2021 season. Peterson, who spent last season with the Detroit Lions, is still a free agent and hoping to sign with a contender.
“The training is going well, and I’m going to control the things that I can control right now, and, when that time comes, somebody will give me a call,” Peterson said, according to Sports Talk 790’s Aaron Wilson.
“That’s all I’m asking for. My body feels good. I came out healthy from last season. My body feels strong. I still feel young. I still feel good. I’m ready to play ball”.