On Wednesday morning, the Arizona Cardinals announced their team captains for the 2019 season. The captains were selected by the players and contained no surprises. There were three returning captains from the 2018 season, joined by a pair of first-time captains.
As voted on by the players, here are your 2019 Captains:
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) September 4, 2019
Veteran wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald was once again named a captain. The living legend displayed renewed vigor heading into this season. Fitzgerald has been visibly excited with the Kliff Kingsbury hire. Joining Fitzgerald is starting center, A.Q. Shipley, who won the starting job after a preseason battle with Mason Cole. For Shipley, it is the first time he has been voted as a team captain.
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Captains on Defense
The Cardinals defense voted Chandler Jones as a team captain for the second consecutive season. Jones is the youngest captain of the group at 29 years old. He is also the only captain under the age of 30. Defensive tackle Corey Peters joins Jones as a defensive captain. The veteran run-stopper is an integral member of the defense. The final captain spot went to punter Andy Lee. He has one of the biggest legs in the league. Lee has helped stabilize a shaky special teams unit in his short time in the desert.
The Cardinals open their 2019 season on Sunday, against the Detroit Lions