The Arizona Cardinals not only restructured Rodney Hudson’s contract to lessen his 2021 cap hit, they also extended the veteran center.
According to Ian Rapoport, the Cardinals extended Hudson into 2023.
When he was traded from the #Raiders to the #AZCardinals, C Rodney Hudson received an extension, source said. It’s complicated, but it’s now a 3-year, $30M new contract, source said. He had $9.9M on the books, now adds 2 years and $20.1M deal with $16M in total guarantees.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 6, 2021
From there, we have plenty of questions, but we know one thing, that the extension does nothing for his cap hit in 2021.
So, Hudson is only on the books in 2021 for $2.86 million, meaning he is one of the best bargains in the NFL.
Hudson now is also on the books for 2022 and 2023 with two additional voidable years, meaning the Cardinals will not have too much in cost the next two seasons.
If things are not changed with regards to his contract, then Hudson will be on the books for a little under $11 million in 2022 and just over $9 million in 2023.
The big reason for the deal is because it gives Hudson an additional $10.9 million in guaranteed money.
The old deal for #AZCardinals center Rodney Hudson had just $3.5M fully guaranteed. With the extension, he gets $10.9M fully guaranteed. The deal includes 2 voidable years for cap purposes. https://t.co/Q3SbNrKDv2— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 6, 2021
Hudson will be an amazing addition to the Cardinals and now will likely play out his career with Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals.