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The Arizona Cardinals are a professional American football team based in the Phoenix metropolitan area. The Cardinals compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member of the National Football Conference (NFC) West division, and play their home games at State Farm Stadium in the northwestern suburb of Glendale.

The Morgan Athletic Club was founded in 1898 on the South Side of Chicago by a group of individuals from the surrounding community who got together to play sports and called themselves by that name.

Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals

Chris O’Brien, a painting and building contractor in Chicago, purchased the club and then moved it to Normal Field, which is located on Racine Avenue.

Before O’Brien made a purchase of secondhand uniforms from the University of Chicago in 1901, the squad was known as the Racine Normals. The name “Racine Street Cardinals” was given to the team since he referred to the tarnished maroon clothes as “Cardinal red.”

Eventually, in 1920, the team became a charter member of the American Professional Football Association (APFA), which was renamed the National Football League (NFL) two years later.

When the team first joined the league, they were known as the Racine Cardinals; however, in 1922, they changed their name to the Chicago Cardinals to avoid being confused with the Horlick-Racine Legion, which had joined the league two years earlier.

How much money does Arizona Cardinals have?

In the year 2021, the value of the franchise was estimated to be 2.65 billion United States dollars. William Bidwill is the franchise owner of the Arizona Cardinals.

According to a source who spoke with Adam Schefter of ESPN, the top quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals, Kyler Murray, has agreed to a five-year agreement that will pay him a total of $230.5 million and would make him one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the NFL.

According to the source, the contract is set to continue through the 2028 season and includes a guaranteed compensation pool of $160 million for injuries.