D.J. Humphries wants to be an Arizona Cardinal for life

(Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) D.J. Humphries
(Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) D.J. Humphries /

The Arizona Cardinals are near and dear to D.J. Humhpries’ heart.

So much so that Humphries made it known that he wants to spend his entire career in the desert. This is just days after he shot down those who were saying that Kyler Murray isn’t the future of the Arizona Cardinals.

Humphries was drafted in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of the University of Florida. Humphries has overcome injuries to turn into one of the better left tackles in team history. Additionally, Humphries earned his first Pro Bowl selection this past season.

Going into his eighth NFL season, Humphries is slowly approaching some great company when it comes to the length of his tenure. If there ever were a time for a tool to exist so one could look up the longest-tenured at each position in team history, this would be the time.

D.J. Humphries wants to play for the Arizona Cardinals for his entire career

It’s refreshing to see a player actually wanting to stay in the desert and not run off like seemingly every other above-average Arizona Cardinals player does. If Humphries stays (and if there’s another lifetime Cardinal left tackle, I apologize), he’ll be relatively close to the legendary Dan Dierdorf.

Is Humphries a Hall of Fame player right now? No, but he definitely has the potential to become one. Pro Bowls don’t mean as much as they used to, but Humphries sure would need many more selections to help his case for a gold jacket.

Regardless, Humphries should be in line to get a significant contract extension that gives him a chance to finish his career where it started. Maybe if that happens, it might save an impact player or two from departing- thus making the Cardinals have a higher chance at success.

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