Christian Kirk
WR JAC (11)
Mon 3/14/22 3:35 PM

Kirk and the Jaguars agreed Monday to a four-year contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
EDGE Analysis
Per Albert Breer of SI.com, Kirk's deal is worth up to $84 million in total, with $72 million in base salary and $3 million in performance-based incentives available for each year of the contract. Regardless of the exact structure of the pact, it's clear that the Jaguars prioritized adding a pass catcher like Kirk in free agency with an eye toward bolstering the supporting cast of second-year quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Kirk, who turned 25 this past November, is coming off a 2021 campaign in which he led the Cardinals in receiving yards (982), catches (77) and targets (103) while adding five touchdowns in 17 games.

Christian Kirk
WR JAC (11)
Mon 3/14/22 2:47 PM2 Comments

Kirk is slated to sign with the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
EDGE Analysis
Jacksonville continues to make splashes in the free-agent market, but Kirk marks the first addition to the skill-position ranks. He'll join Marvin Jones and Laviska Shenault as the top wide receiver options for second-year quarterback Trevor Lawrence in 2022. Kirk is coming off his most productive season overall as a pro last year, hauling in 77 of 103 targets for 982 yards and five touchdowns in 17 games with the Cardinals.

Christian Kirk
WR JAC (11)
Tue 1/18/22 12:32 AM

Kirk caught 6 of 10 targets for 51 yards in Monday night's 34-11 wild-card round loss to the Rams.
EDGE Analysis
Kirk led the Cardinals in all major receiving categories, going for a team-long gain of 23 yards as well. Despite Arizona ending its season on a sour note, Kirk overall enjoyed his best campaign as a pro. The wideout caught 77 of 103 targets for 982 yards and five touchdowns while not missing any games for the first time in his four-year career. On the back of that production, the 25-year-old is slated to enter free agency this offseason with his value on the rise, making it uncertain whether the Cardinals will be able to bring him back or not.

Christian Kirk
WR JAC (11)
Sun 1/9/22 9:22 PM

Kirk caught two passes for 43 yards on three targets against Seattle on Sunday.
EDGE Analysis
Kirk had a good on-paper matchup against the Seahawks and he was efficient with his three targets, but this is still a disappointing outcome in a game during which the Cardinals made every effort to win but still struggled on offense. It's a microcosm of Kirk's broader 2021 season -- he was almost automatic in terms of efficiency, catching 74.8 percent of his targets at 9.5 yards per target, but a limited snap count and modest target rate held him to just 77 receptions for 982 yards and five touchdowns despite the blistering efficiency. Kirk will likely need to produce better in the playoffs if the Cardinals are going to get where they want to go.

Christian Kirk
WR JAC (11)
Sun 1/2/22 11:47 PM

Kirk caught six of nine targets for 79 yards in Sunday's 25-22 win over the Cowboys.
EDGE Analysis
Kyler Murray did a good job spreading the ball around, as Kirk led the Cards in receiving yards but Zach Ertz led in receptions with seven, while Antoine Wesley was on the end of both of Murray's TD passes. Kirk has a 25-307-1 line on 36 targets over the last four games as the team's de facto No. 1 wideout, giving him plenty of momentum heading into a Week 18 clash with the Seahawks.

Christian Kirk
WR JAC (11)
Sun 12/26/21 12:27 AM

Kirk caught seven of nine passes for 48 yards during Saturday's 22-16 defeat to the Colts.
EDGE Analysis
With DeAndre Hopkins (knee) beginning a lengthy absence following Week 14, Kirk has benefitted on the target front, seeing his biggest counts in the category of the campaign over the last two contests. Overall, Kirk put up a 16-142-1 line on 21 targets in that span, while tight end Zach Ertz managed 14-145-0 on 24 targets. The pair appear to be Kyler Murray's top options at the moment, so Kirk again should be poised for significant volume in the Cardinals' next game Sunday, Jan. 2 in Dallas.

Christian Kirk
WR JAC (11)
Sun 12/19/21 5:00 PM

Kirk caught nine of 12 targets for 94 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-12 loss to the Lions.
EDGE Analysis
Kirk stepped into the No. 1 wide receiver role in DeAndre Hopkins' (knee) absence, setting new season highs in catches and targets, but the rest of the Cardinals struggled as the team suffered a shocking loss to a Lions team that came into the game with a 1-11-1 record. His 26-yard touchdown with just 4:40 left in the game was too little too late, but it raised Kirk's season total to five heading into a Week 16 visit from the vulnerable Colts pass defense.

Christian Kirk
WR JAC (11)
Tue 12/14/21 12:11 AM

Kirk caught three of six targets for 86 yards in Monday night's 30-23 loss to the Rams.
EDGE Analysis
Kirk's performance was fueled by a long catch in both halves. In the second quarter, he hauled in a 41-yard dime from Kyler Murray, then Kirk was the recipient of a 47-yarder in the fourth. Those big plays enabled the wideout to accumulate his third-most receiving yards in a game this season, helping Kirk rebound after posting merely one catch for four yards in Week 13.

Christian Kirk
WR JAC (11)
Mon 12/6/21 11:52 PM

Kirk caught one of three targets for a season-low four yards during Sunday's 33-22 win at Chicago.
EDGE Analysis
With Kyler Murray only attempting 15 passes in his first game action since Week 8, there wasn't much volume to go around for Cardinals receivers Sunday. Kirk actually paced the team in targets, and eight different players recorded one or two receptions, but only DeAndre Hopkins and James Conner were able to take advantage with TDs. Looking ahead to Week 14, Kirk will look to bounce back against a Rams defense that also contained him to one catch back in Week 4.

Christian Kirk
WR JAC (11)
Tue 11/23/21 12:12 AM

Kirk corralled two of five targets for 25 yards during Sunday's 23-13 win at Seattle.
EDGE Analysis
With DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) again sidelined, Kirk joined A.J. Green and Rondale Moore as the top wide receivers available to the Cardinals offense. And Kirk was working with Colt McCoy under center for a third straight game with Kyler Murray (ankle) out. The lacking production was notable after Kirk combined for a 13-149-0 line on 14 targets between Weeks 9 and 10, but each member of this receiving corps has had its highs and lows this season. Arizona has a Week 12 bye, so the offense as a whole could be back to normal by the time it takes the field again Sunday, Dec. 5 at Chicago.