WR Anquan Boldin has told his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, to inform the team that he will reject any contract offer it makes this offseason, according to a report on the Cardinals’ official website.
Boldin is under contract for the next two seasons, but the wide receiver could decide to hold out of all pre-camp workouts in an effort to force the team’s hand into a trade. Whatever the scenario, this could have major fantasy implications for Boldin and QB Kurt Warner.
Warner, who is slated to become a free agent, said his retirement decision will be much easier if Boldin returns to the Cardinals. So if Boldin is steadfast in his trade demands, it could affect Warner’s future status with the team.
Another factor to consider is that the Cardinals will have a new offensive coordinator after the loss of Todd Haley, who took the head-coaching job in Kansas City. Should Boldin hold out, he would be behind in learning what could be a different offense than the one he has been accustomed to the past two seasons.
With RB Edgerrin James unlikely to be retained and the specter of the team without Warner and Boldin looming, the Cardinals offense could have a very new look in 2009.
Fantasy leaguers should hope that isn’t the case.
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