Happy Friday one and all.
We discussed on Wednesday that D.J. Humphries is one of the 20 best contracts in the NFL according to PFF, but the Cardinals have another one.
We know how much PFF loves pass rush pressures generated and a player that grades out consistently high in that statistic is Markus Golden.
So, it is no surprise to see Golden as one of the 32 best contracts in the NFL... Well maybe it is, but here is what PFF has to say.
32. EDGE MARKUS GOLDEN, ARIZONA CARDINALS: TWO YEARS, $5 MILLION ($2.5 MILLION TOTAL GUARANTEED)
We’ve lauded this contract in various articles at this point, because it’s simply rare to get a player that can effectively rush the passer at such a low price. Something that hasn’t yet been mentioned is the fact it’s also a multi-year contract. There were, of course, discounted deals across the NFL this offseason as a result of the reduced salary cap, including several on this list, but the overwhelming majority were one-year fliers so the player could get right back to the negotiating table the following offseason.
Golden could have a big 2021 playing alongside Chandler Jones and J.J. Watt, and the Cardinals still have him under contract for an additional year.
Golden gives the Arizona Cardinals a great presence off the bench as a rotational pass rusher and gives the team a chance to continue to bring pressure at any time.
What do you think?