Arizona Cardinals announce details of D.J. Humphries’ contract

D.J. Humphries became a wealthy man thanks to the Arizona Cardinals last night.

After being drafted in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals hoped that D.J. Humphries would pan out. It took a while and some down years, but their wish came true. Last night, the Cardinals gave Humphries a three-year extension that keeps him in the desert until 2025.

The contract details weren’t released until later in the evening, and here’s the breakdown of Humhpries’ contract:

  • Length: Three years
  • Total amount: $66.8 million
  • Guaranteed: $34 million

For Humphries, that’s a slam-dunk of an extension and arguably his first big one that every NFL player wants. For reference, Humphries was set to make $14 million in his base salary for 2022, with his total cap hitting just over $19 million.

According to Adam Schefter, Humphries is set to make $21 million in “Year one,” which is most likely 2023. However, Spotrac still does not have specific details of the year-by-year breakdown.

D.J. Humphries gets to be an Arizona Cardinals player for life

Earlier this offseason, Humphries not only stood up for Kyler Murray and how he’s the future of the Cardinals, but he also made a bold statement. Not bold in terms of unexpected, but when asked about his contract situation, he told the media, “Left Tackles don’t grow on trees.”

Humphries’ bet on himself paid off, and after all the drama of Murray’s contract, the Cardinals were able to get it done. As a reminder (and a correction in my article from last night), in the preseason, NFL teams’ cap space only accounts for the top 51 players on the roster.

This is due to having the extra players on the roster that get cut and eventually become the 53-man roster. The Cardinals are still above the cap with this move, so hopefully, there can be an addition at the cornerback spot, as that’s the weakest part of this team.