Rock legend Glenn Frey, who died Monday, played the fictitious general manager of the Arizona Cardinals in the 1996 film "Jerry Maguire."
In the Cameron Crowe-directed film, Frey's character had to navigate a delicate contract situation with star receiver Rod Tidwell, a role for which Cuba Gooding Jr. won an Oscar for best supporting actor.
Real-life Cardinals GM Steve Keim was in a similar position this past off-season when many people thought the team would part ways with All-Pro receiver Larry Fitzgerald. It was believed that Fitzgerald, entering his 12th season, was on the downside of his career.
Like Frey's character, Keim and the Cardinals figured a way...