Report: Cardinals, D.J. Humphries agree to three-year, $45 million deal

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No wonder Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim was “very optimisticD.J. Humphries would remain with the team.

Three days after Keim made his declaration, the left tackle and the Cardinals reached agreement on a new deal.

Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports Humphries will sign a three-year, $45 million with $30 million over the first two years and $29 million guaranteed.

Humphries, 26, would have found a healthy free agent market but opted to return to the team that drafted him in the first round in 2015.

In 2019, Humphries played all 16 games for the first time in his career. That came at a good time, in the final year of his deal, setting him up for a big pay day.

Humphries earned $18.5 million in the first five seasons of his career, while starting 43 games.

11 responses to “Report: Cardinals, D.J. Humphries agree to three-year, $45 million deal

  1. Not a bad deal for either party. If he stays healthy he hits FA again when he’s 29 in time for another large contract.

  2. With the new CBA on the horizon, lots of free agents should do short term deals now, with the hopes of getting a more lucrative deal in a few years.

  3. This is what happen when you play for the price of the position instead of the caliber of the player. Because there is no way that DJ Humphries is worth 15 million a year

  4. There seems to be a common misconception that players should be paid purely in accordance with their talent level. That’s a fantasy for a whole host of reasons, not the least of which is that the salary cap increases every year.

  5. So many armchair G.M.s here. The guy played every snap this year, is 26 and only gave up two sacks last year while playing with a QB who takes a ton of sacks. Somebody was going to pay him and it might as well have been the Cardinals. That’s one less position they have to worry about this off season.

  6. Tashan Harrison says:
    February 17, 2020 at 8:29 pm
    This is what happen when you play for the price of the position instead of the caliber of the player. Because there is no way that DJ Humphries is worth 15 million a year
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    DJ Humphries was one of the best top 10 ranked LT’s in pass protection, and in seasons past he’s ranked in the top 10 as a run blocker almost every season of his career. He was playing in a brand new system last season and getting over an injury so his history says he should bounce back as a run blocker. You don’t let athletic 25yr old LT”s who can pass protect like he can walk, especially they only signed him to essentially 2 years guaranteed. With a young QB under center in Kyler Murray bringing DJ Humphries back was key, who himself is still a young developing LT who will only get better. Being in the same system for the first time in 3 years can only help him.

  7. Yeah uts a solidnsigning by the Cardinals.

    Rhis was not an overpay as many posters have alluded too… it actually is good for both sides.

    Both JaWuan Jamea and Teent Brown got more guaranteed money and years last year.. and nwirher are marketabky better players.

    Humphries would easily have hotten this contract probably more on open market

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