For the Arizona Cardinals, one of the biggest revelations of the last couple of seasons has been the growth of D.J. Humphries.
This has lead to people looking at Humphries and his contracts seeing it as one of the best in the NFL.
First, how does PFF judge it:
Our focus for this exercise is to examine the best player contracts in two ways: the value they’ve provided since signing the contract, and the value at signing compared to our expectation based on past performance.
20. LT D.J. HUMPHRIES, ARIZONA CARDINALS: THREE YEARS, $44.25 MILLION ($15.1 MILLION IN REMAINING GUARANTEES)
The benefit of a rookie-contract quarterback like Kyler Murray was clearly demonstrated this offseason as the Arizona Cardinals loaded up on veteran talent including edge defender J.J. Watt, wide receiver A.J. Green, center Rodney Hudson and cornerback Malcolm Butler. But signing the tackle that finished second in wins above replacement in 2020 to a mid-market deal certainly provides tremendous benefits as well.
It has been a great relationship for both parties and as Humphries continues to grow, he’ll likely outplay that contract and even expect another.
It has been prosperous for the Arizona Cardinals to give Humphries some time to develop and become such a good player.