Cardinals progressing on restructuring Tyrann Mathieu deal

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While the Cardinals had agent Tom Condon on the horn, they worked on a few things at one time.

In addition to agreeing to a deal with Condon client Sam Bradford, they talked with him about another one of his guys.

According to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, the Cardinals are “making positive strides” toward restructuring the deal of safety Tyrann Mathieu.

Mathieu is due to have $18 million of his contract guaranteed if he’s on the roster tomorrow, and he’s set to count $14.1 million against the cap. But they would like to find a compromise from the $10.75 million he’s set to make in base and bonuses.

The Cardinals might blanch at the big numbers, but they want to keep Mathieu around.

Mathieu has dealt with injuries but played all 16 games last year, and is an important part of their defense, and with a Bradford-led offense, that will be important.

9 responses to “Cardinals progressing on restructuring Tyrann Mathieu deal

  1. Would rather they cut him. He is NOT good in coverage anymore. He is 2 steps slower than he was 2 -3 years ago. Constantly behind receivers. Great character guy, hard worker, just too slow for the receivers of today.

  2. It’s curious how these numbers are reported on this site to fit whatever narrative. That $18M breaks down as: $5.75M salary, $250K workout bonus, $5M roster bonus and $5M pro-rated signing bonus. Usually they report only the salary and no other numbers if they are pushing for the player to get a new contract. It’d be nice to see a little consistency.

  3. Dude has one off year coming off of an injury and everyone is ready to write him off? The football knowledge on this site is absolutely atrocious. “Honey Badger” will be back and playing at an elite level.

  4. So a little more than 1/6th of their Cap is entwined in two injury plagued players.

    Talk about a week to week season.

    That’s called getting backed into a corner. Bradford should be a 7 million dollar insurance plan and Mathieu, while no denying he’s great, is an injury waiting to happen and that’s too much money when you have to hold your breath on every play (for both of them).

  5. Mathieu played more snaps than any defensive player in 2017. Don’t let the facts ruin your narrative!

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