D.J. Humphries: I figured out how to do it the right way

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Cardinals left tackle D.J. Humphries is having quite the week.

Humphries agreed to a three-year, $45 million extension with the Cardinals on Monday and came to the team’s facility for a press conference on Tuesday. During the press conference, Humphries revealed that he will be flying the Charlotte on Wednesday for his wedding, so there will be much to celebrate for him in the coming days.

Humphries said that he knew he was not leaving Arizona as a free agent because “this place has embraced me in every way” and thanked the team for the “benefits of being patient” with a player who broke out last season after injury issues in earlier years.

“I knew this was gonna happen two years ago because I wrote it in my head,” Humphries said. “It was just a matter of putting it on the ground, putting in the work and making sure I can do what we do. . . . I feel like I just figured out how to do it the right way.”

Humphries thinks the Cardinals as a whole are close to figuring out how to do things the right way during the 2020 season. He believes they have just started to scratch the surface offensively after one year with head coach Kliff Kingsbury and quarterback Kyler Murray and he’ll be back as a key part of making sure they get deeper.

6 responses to “D.J. Humphries: I figured out how to do it the right way

  1. “Broke out”

    You mean got a QB who can bail out of the pocket at the hint of pressure and make him look better?

  2. Any Cards fan’s who can shed some light on whether this contract is worth it?
    To be fair, i hadn’t heard anything from him apart from Arians riding him pretty hard a few years back for needing to pick up his game, guessing did so or is this like the Donovan Smith contract in Tampa Bay? (lol)

  3. @ poseidon420247

    DJ is an above average to good LT. His problems are mainly health related & false start penalties. The AAV($15m) is higher than he is worth but that is offset by the shorter length contract. On the open market, he would have likely got a 5 year deal worth a few mil less in AAV & likely more guaranteed money than the $29m that is in this contral. Considering that the franchise tag will be north of $15m, I would say this is not a bad contract.

    He is solid but not elite.

  4. Kyler Murray can’t be pleased. He’s a very lucky man to be below average and to be paid that kind of money. Of course, Bidwell and KIem have no clue how to build a winner.

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