The Arizona Cardinals know a good thing when they have it. Pro Bowl safety Adrian Wilson agreed to a contract extension on Tuesday through the 2015 season. Fine by me. The man may have lost a step over the past couple of seasons, however he is still a major force in the NFL. He made the Pro Bowl last season after having what many considered a down year in 2010, possibly a year that was going to define the closure of a career. Not so fast. It is a contract well deserved in my opinion.
Wilson, the longest tenured Cardinal going into his 12th season with the redbirds, had just one interception in 2011 but he also defensed 14 passes, a career high. The man can still play. The Cards felt the same way.
His 65 tackles last season was not a career high but it was still good enough to make it to the Pro Bowl. He will again be a force this season and I look for another stellar season from him. At age 32, he may have lost a step, but he’s still quicker and smarter than many of the players he’s tasked with defending. That’s all I care about.