The Cardinals re-signed Aaron Brewer to a four-year deal, giving the team long-term stability at the long snapper position.
Here are his contract details, reported by Mike Jurecki of Arizona Sports.
#AZCardinals LS Aaron Brewer signed a four-year contract yesterday his base base salaries through 2021.— Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) March 8, 2018
Brewer joined the Cardinals in 2016 after the team parted ways with Kam Canaday, an undrafted free agent that was ineffective at the start of the season.
Steve Keim needed to find a replacement for former Cardinals’ long snapper Mike Leach, who retired after playing 16 seasons in the NFL. Steve Keim and Bruce Arians thought that Canaday could be the player to fill the void but that turned out to be a mistake. The high and low snaps by Canaday costed the team a few wins and his job with the Cardinals in 2016. Fortunately, Brewer was a free agent and the Cardinals picked him up immediately.
It is fair to say that he did not disappoint.
Even after Brewer broke his wrist in the game against the Eagles in 2017, the Cardinals never lost faith in him. He missed eight games but returned late in the season and snapped well. Special teams performs well when he is on the field.
Brewer has connections with Cardinals special teams coach Jeff Rodgers, who coached him when he was a long snapper for the Denver Broncos. It should not come as a surprise that Steve Keim locked up the six-year veteran to a long-term deal.
The relationship between Brewer, Phil Dawson, and Andy Lee can continue to grow. Continuity and familiarity with staff and players will be key to the Cardinals’ success on special teams.
The free agency frenzy will officially start next week but expect the Cardinals to make more moves this week to create more cap space.