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The Cardinals and left tackle D.J. Humphries have decided to a three-year, $66.8 million extension to help keep him in Arizona through the 2025 season, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Humphries’ contract reportedly includes $34 million guaranteed.
Humphries was set to become free agent in 2023 after signing a three-year, $45 million cope with the Cardinals in 2020. He could be now on the list of NFL’s highest-paid left tackles, earning $22.3 million each year.
The Green Bay Packers’ David Bakhtiari and SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA 49ers’ Trent Williams will be the only left tackles who earn much more each year, per On the Cap.
The Cardinals selected Humphries in the initial round of the 2015 NFL draft out of Florida, though he was the only real first-round pick that year never to suit up in a casino game that season. He made his debut through the 2016 campaign and contains been a staple on Arizona’s offensive line since, starting all 75 games he’s got played.
Humphries, who was simply selected to his first Pro Bowl in 2021, told reporters in June he likely to reach an agreement with the Cardinals on an extension because “left tackles don’t grow on trees.”
“My plan was to play here my whole career,” Humphries said. “If something happens outside the plan, your home is with how it comes. However the plan may be the plan. We will attempt to do it a particular way.”
Locking up Humphries provides Cardinals a bit more stability on the offensive line beyond the 2022 season. Rodney Hudson and Josh Jones will be the only other offensive linemen signed beyond the upcoming campaign.
Kelvin Beachum, Will Hernandez, Justin Pugh, Joshua Miles, Justin Murray and Sean Harlow can be free agents following the 2022 season should they don’t arrived at terms on an extension with Arizona.
After signing quarterback Kyler Murray to a five-year, $230.5 million contract come early july, important for the Cardinals continue ought to be providing him with protection on the offensive line for a long time ahead.