Next season, Arizona Cardinals' free safety Antrel Rolle will be entering the final year of his rookie contract that was signed in 2005.
In 2009 he was a Pro Bowl alternate, and still has a shot at making it to Miami should Darren Sharper and the Saints make the Super Bowl.
Antrel's just 27 years old and has flourished at free safety - a position he recently changed over to last year. If Rolle can finish his career in Arizona, the Cardinals are virtually set at safety, with Rolle and Wilson being one of the best duos in the league.
The only problem is that Rolle is set to make $8.11 million in 2010.
He hit several escalators in his rookie deal that was filled with incentives, and the Cardinals will obviously need to restructure his contract or risk taking a big salary hit next season. Knowing the Bidwells, we will likely see a restructured contract very soon. Either way it figures to be good news considering Rolle's productivity at safety this year.
He was third on the team with 72 tackles, had 4 interceptions, and recorded 1.5 sacks - the most and only of his career. Throw in his ability to make a play with the ball and you have yourself one of the top free safeties in the league. With the already thin depth at safety, the Cardinals can't afford to lose Rolle, making a contract extension inevitable.