Anquan Boldin: Thanks For The Blood, Sweat, and Tears


Published: April 20, 2009


... play and tenacity. He's smart, well-liked in the locker room (chosen Offensive Captain in 2007,) and has been selected to the Pro Bowl three times.

He's a big time player.

Whoever forks over the draft picks for Anquan Boldin over the next couple of days is going to be very satisfied with the product.

Arizona will certainly miss him.

Here's what his new team is getting.

He was the only rookie in the NFL selected to go to the Pro Bowl in 2004. Of course, that same year he was also selected as the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Though Boldin has been injured throughout the years, he still often manages to pull in more grabs and rack up more yardage than other receivers who stay healthy all year long. His injuries are a testament. He's willing to take a thumping for the team.

Witness Sept. 28, 2008, in a game against the New York Jets. Down 56-35 to the Jets, with a mere 27 ticks on the clock, Boldin went up after a Warner pass in t...

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