Today at approximately 12 PM MST, what most Cards fans had been waiting for finally happened: the Honey Badger, Tyrann Mathieu, got locked up as a Cardinal for the next 5 years.
Source: The #AZCardinals are finalizing a a long-term extension with Tyrann Mathieu. They've agreed in principle.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 2, 2016
The deal is reportedly higher than what the top-paid safeties in the NFL were slotted, with early projections being $12 million dollars a year for 5 years.
The #AZCardinals and Tyrann Mathieu have reached an agreement on a 5-year deal, source said. It's worth roughly $12M per year. Huge.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 2, 2016
Stay with Revenge of the Birds for more information as it comes out.
It goes without saying that most Cardinals fans are stoked about this recent development. What are your thoughts on the contract? Let us know in the comments!
Update: Financial terms have been disclosed and Tyrann Mathieu is getting a five year contract worth $62.5 million with $40 million in guaranteed money.
The #AZCardinals have been clear on this: They wanted to reward Tyrann Mathieu & pay him what he's worth. He's a face of their franchise.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 2, 2016