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Est. 1920


Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Jim Hart passes the football.

Jim Hart - QB - 34,639 Passing Yards

AP via David Durochik

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Did you know?

The Cardinals franchise dates to 1898, making it the oldest professional football club in the NFL.

Team History

  • The franchise was established in Chicago as the Morgan Athletic Club in 1898 and joined the NFL as a charter team in 1920 as the Chicago Cardinals. 
  • While based in Chicago, the Cardinals won their only two NFL Championships in 1925 and 1947.  
  • After 40 seasons in Chicago, the club moved to St. Louis in 1960. 
  • The St. Louis Cardinals won the NFC Eastern Division in 1974 and 1975. 
  • In 1988, the Cardinals moved once again — this time to Phoenix. The club was known as the “Phoenix Cardinals” from 1988-93. In 1994, they became the Arizona Cardinals. 
  • In 2009, the Cardinals reached Super Bowl XLIII, but lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-23.    

Team Facts

  • Seasons: 105 (1920-2024)
  • Winningest Coach: (W-L-T) Bruce Arians (49-30-1) 
  • Super Bowl Titles: 0  
  • Record going into 2024 season: (W-L-T) 585-803-41
  • Playoff Record: 7-10 
  • Most Career Yards Rushing: Ottis Anderson, 7,999 (1979-86) 
  • Most Career Yards Passing: Jim Hart, 34,639 (1966-83) 
  • Most Career Receptions: Larry Fitzgerald, 1,432 (2004-20) 
  • Most Career Sacks: Chandler Jones, 71.5 (2016-21)  
  • Most Career Interceptions: Larry Wilson, 52 (1960-72) 
  • Most Career Points: Jim Bakken, 1,380 (1962-78) 
  • Current Team Owner: Michael Bidwill     


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