When you look at the 2020 Arizona Cardinals you’ll see something we haven’t seen in a while.
Contracts that make sense.
There’s no Terrell Suggs, no Sam Bradford, no Michael Crabtree (at least at this point).
Yet, the contracts are not all good.
We’ve looked at Haason Reddick on his rookie deal, Kenyan Drake on the transition tag and of course Patrick Peterson’s final season cap hit, which is the second highest on the team.
2. Justin Pugh - 2020 Cap Hit: $10,500,000
Pugh has been a solid addition when healthy, but his cap hit is the sixth highest on the team and the ninth highest of any guard in the NFL in 2020.
While Pugh has been good, he is not a top ten player at his position in the NFL right now and that makes the cap hit a harder one to swallow.
He also is basically untouchable because his dead salary would be $9,750,000, meaning he is not a player you would want to cut.
Pugh is as talented as can be when on the field, but that has always been the bugaboo for Pugh. If he stays healthy in 2020, he’ll prove this article silly, but he needs to stay on the field and play better in 2020 than he did in 2019 then maybe this won’t be such a big deal. However, through two years Pugh has been continuing to work into that contract situation.