Things moved quickly today for the Arizona Cardinals with regards to their running back situation.
Trade: Cardinals and Texans are agreeing to a trade that will send David Johnson to Houston, sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2020
David Johnson was supposed to be part of a historic 2015 draft class for the Cardinals that now features only D.J. Humphries, the much maligned Humphries at that.
Johnson had a great rookie season, with over 1,000 yards from scrimmage and 13 total touchdowns.
In 2016 he had a historic season, finishing with over 2,000 total yards from scrimmage and 20 touchdowns.
The Cardinals paid Johnson handsomely and looked like they would be in a tough spot, but apparently Steve Keim worked some magic, as Schefter is reporting the Texans are taking the entirety of David Johnson’s salary on.
Texans will take on all of RB David Johmson’s salary.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2020
What the Cardinals had to include is unknown at this time, but Steve Keim has somehow pulled off a miracle in terms of the salary cap ramifications.
We will continue to update as we know more.