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Cardinals might be utilizing a new defensive formation in 2021

(Photo by Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) Jordan Hicks

Could the Arizona Cardinals end up using a new defensive formation with three linebackers in 2021?

In a recent camp summary post by Darren Urban of the Arizona Cardinals official website, the team trotted out Jordan Hicks, Isaiah Simmons, and Zaven Collins in a new defensive formation.

This is a rather unexpected development, as Cardinals general manager Steve Keim has been extremely adamant that Collins would start over Hicks from the get-go. It was believed that Hicks wouldn’t even get the chance to compete for the job.