D.J. Humphries signs extension with Cardinals through 2025

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The Cardinals announced a contract extension for left tackle D.J. Humphries that runs through 2025.

Humphries was scheduled to become a free agent in 2023 after signing a three-year, $45 million deal with the Cardinals in 2020. That contract called for him to make $14 million in non-guaranteed salary this season with another $1 million in per-game roster bonuses and his salary cap number was scheduled to be $19.3 million.

Humphries said in June he expected to remain in Arizona beyond 2023 because “left tackles don’t grow on trees,” but he had been holding in until he got his new deal.

Humphries, 28, joined the Cardinals as a first-round draft choice in 2015, and he has started 75 games since. (He had a 47-game consecutive starts streak stopped after testing positive for COVID-19 before a Week 17 game against the Cowboys last season.)

He made the Pro Bowl for the first time in 2021.

The Cardinals face uncertainty in their offensive line beyond this season. Guards Justin Pugh and Will Hernandez and right tackle Kelvin Beachum all are scheduled for free agency, and center Rodney Hudson could consider retiring.

UPDATE 10 P.M. ET: Humphries’ three-year extension is worth $66.8 million total, with $34 million guaranteed, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.

6 responses to “D.J. Humphries signs extension with Cardinals through 2025

  1. This guy got off to a rocky start, but it’s great to see him growing into the role and a leader year by year.

  2. I hope they learned their lesson and agreed to leave out the no snacking between meals clause.

  3. Humphries has really grown into becoming a very good LT. He’s still pretty tired young to at just 28 and had a lot of football left in him. This was a good signing and he’s earned his extension. Arizona also has some young guys who they’ve drafted the last few years knowing guys who aren’t contract after this year likely will be retiring after this year. OG Lecitus Smith is a stud, they drafted him comfortable to start him right away had Pugh of retired. Luckily he didn’t though some time to grow can only benefit him. They really high on OT Josh Jones at RT to, he’s pushing Beachum to possibly start this year but he definitely will be next year year. AZ should look to draft or sign another top Center next year though.

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