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Contract extension, raise coming this offseason for Bruce Arians, Steve Keim

After two years of success, it is almost a necessity.

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The Arizona Cardinals have won 21 games in two seasons with general manager Steve Keim and head coach Bruce Arians leading the way.

The team has gotten that production at a bit of a bargain. According to an article written by AZCentral's Kent Somers, Arians and Keim are likely being paid in the bottom fourth of the league.

Newly hired Todd Bowles of the New York Jets now makes more than Arians does.

But, as Somers reported in that same article, that is going to change this offseason. Both Arians and Keim are expected to get contract extensions this offseason.

"Yes, it's on my radar," Bidwill said. "I intend to get that done this off-season. We've got a bright future, and I'm excited about a third off-season with Steve and Bruce."

Bidwill said it will happen "sometime after the Super Bowl."

It makes sense. When the assistants leave and make more than the man they worked for before, it is time to give the mentors a raise.

It is just another example of the Cardinals doing business much better than they have in years past.