There are a variety of reasons why. They think they have enough talent behind Larry Fitzgerald to get by in their passing game. They don't want to give him a Fitzgerald-like contract. They also are tiring of his act. And there is some thinking among Cardinals insiders that he is jealous of Fitzgerald's success.
The Cardinals put it out there Wednesday that they received calls from teams inquiring about Boldin. Why the rush to let that information out? They want to make a move before the draft, if they make a move at all.
So where does he go? Many speculate Philadelphia or to the Giants. But here's one to strongly consider: Jacksonville. The Jaguars have discussed a trade with the Cardinals and they are in the market for a receiver.
The Jaguars are also struggling to sell tickets and landing a Florida kid who played at Florida State could help that problem. If Boldin were to come to the Jaguars, he would immediately become their No. 1 receiver without a doubt.
It makes sense. It wouldn't cost the Jaguars their No. 8 pick in the first round, but probably later picks and maybe a future first-round pick to land Boldin. In the past, Boldin has said he would like to play for his homestate Miami Dolphins. The Jaguars are also in Florida and they have a much bigger need at receiver than do the Dolphins.
The Jaguars have the cap room to give Boldin the five-year deal he wants and they've always had a good relationship with his agent, Drew Rosenhaus.
It makes too much sense for it not to happen. Then again, sense doesn't always rule in the NFL.