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, Patrick Peterson’s final season cap hit, which is the second highest on the team and of course Justin Pugh’s contract that has him as one of the ten highest paid guards in the NFL.
However, Pugh’s contract is not the highest cap number on the offensive line.
Let’s look at the Cardinals biggest and most questionable cap hit heading into 2020.
- D.J. Humphries - 2020 Cap Hit: $12,800,000
Hump had his career year in the most important year in his career. He parlayed that into an impressive three year and nearly $44 million contract.
Humphries played in all 16 games for the first time in his career while also having the best year of his career. He showed that at only 27 years old this year, he’ll give the Cardinals a strong option at Kyler Murray’s blindside.
His cap hit is only the 12th highest among left tackles in the NFL, and that is likely where Hump slots in right now, but his first and second year are fully guaranteed, so anything less than two seasons building on last year will make this another bad second contract from Steve Keim.
Let’s hope for Keim and Humphries sake that last year was just the beginning of a beautiful friendship.