3 notable Arizona Cardinals entering a contract year in 2022
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The third Arizona Cardinals contract year player- LG Justin Pugh
Arriving from the New York Giants via free agency in 2018, Pugh has done an adequate job for the Arizona Cardinals. However, the five-year, $44.5M contract he signed was an up-and-down distribution that has him finishing out his current contract with a cap hit of $7.5M.
Pugh has yet to make a Pro Bowl in his career, and with the Cardinals looking at a potential cap crunch between Murray and Watt, Pugh may be the odd man out. Pugh will enter his tenth season in the league this year and turn 32 in August.
That age isn’t as much of a decline indicator as it is for running backs, but the Cardinals could be drafting his replacement soon. Pugh has the highest chance of departing the desert out of the three players we’ve reviewed so far.