Budda Baker is a very wealthy man now.
The two-time Pro Bowl safety just signed the biggest contract in NFL history for the safety position.
The reactions are pretty positive for Budda and the Arizona Cardinals as a whole.
Check out what Twitter had to say about the Cardinals giving Baker the big extension.
I’ll never forget meeting with then AZ coach Bruce Arians in a hallway on a camp visit, and Budda Baker walked by. BA pulled Baker aside, whispered some encouragement to him, then came back to me and says, “That’s a special player. Believe me.” Now, a very rich one. https://t.co/cwKFQEdYo0— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 25, 2020
Bruce Arians saw it coming.
The Seahawks had not one, not two, not three, but four chances to draft Budda Baker. They traded three times and then picked Malik McDowell one spot before Baker. Arguably, that series of decisions were the costliest of Schneider’s tenure. Adams is latest price. https://t.co/V7mjtUldgU— Brian Nemhauser (@hawkblogger) August 25, 2020
Seahawks fan not exactly thrilled the Seahawks passed on the Cardinals safety.
"Budda Baker is close to being one of the best safeties, if not the best safety in the NFL."@PriscoCBS says the Cardinals are a team on the rise and loves the extension to @buddabaker32@UW_Football | @AZCardinals #AllAZ pic.twitter.com/76GP9bey4O— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) August 25, 2020
Interesting discussion on Baker and the Cardinals.
Smart move by Cardinals extending Budda Baker. Hell of a player who is just scratching the surface. Can do so many things.— Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) August 25, 2020
Watch out for the Cardinals this year. Can be a playoff team -- even in a tough division.— Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) August 25, 2020
Prisco is bullish on the Arizona Cardinals in 2020 and their ability to sign Baker is part of the reason. He’ll be a huge asset to what we hope is an ascending team.
NFL players responded as well.
Private jets on you next time @buddabaker32 ! Congrats and well deserved!— ♛Chandler Jones (@chanjones55) August 25, 2020
NO FEAR for the bag! Congrats brotha more than deserving https://t.co/ho7FOCfxhw— Christian Kirk (@ckirk) August 25, 2020
Obviously Baker's teammates make sense, and I'm sure Chandler Jones will be holding Baker to the private jet.
Yet, players looking for new deals in Derwin James and Jalen Ramsey are going to be excited to see the bank roll raised for defensive backs.
Tyrann Mathieu giving Baker props was the interesting one, as he still seems to have a bit of an axe to grind with the Cardinals.
Congrats to Baker.