The Arizona Cardinals placed the transition tag on the running back they traded a fifth round selection for and that allowed him to seek a contract elsewhere.
So, Drake signed his tender, meaning if he and the Cardinals can’t come to a contract agreement on a long-term deal, he’ll play in 2020 season at $8.48 million.
That will be a big number for a player of Drake’s stature. Not that Drake hasn’t been good with the Arizona Cardinals, it’s just he has not proven to be a full-time guy quite yet.
So, we’ll see what happens with the Cardinals and Drake. I’d suspect Drake plays out this season on the $8.5 million and hopes to see a better market in 2021.
Drake’s projected 2019 season with 16 games with the Arizona Cardinals: 246 carries 1,286 yards rushing 16 rushing touchdowns 56 receptions 342 yards receiving
That’s a really good season and that would give Drake quite the chance to cash in.
I still think if the Cardinals can get a three-year $18 million deal with maybe $12.5 million guaranteed that would be great for both sides.
What would you do if you are the Cardinals and what would you do if you are Drake?