Christian Kirk is probably very grateful for the Arizona Cardinals. His hometown team selected him in the second round of the NFL draft in April, even with full knowledge of prior transgressions.
Despite being arrested in February on charges of disorderly conduct and property damage, the former Texas A&M wide receiver signed a four-year contract with the Cardinals on Thursday.
“I couldn’t wait for my day,” Kirk said in a statement. “When they told me I was going to be able to sign this week, I was more than happy. Obviously, I’ve been with the team for some weeks, but to be officially signed is awesome. It’s such a great feeling and the official start of a new journey.”
“We spoke with Christian about it at length and also looked into it independently. Our understanding is that the process will be resolved in the near future, but while it remains an active legal matter, we won’t comment further.”
No question Kirk will have the chance to prove his new team right with his skill set. Kirk amassed 2,856 receiving yards in three seasons in College Station, Texas. He also caught 234 balls, including 26 touchdowns. He also showed off his versatility with 7 career touchdowns as a return man.