After locking quarterback Kyler Murray to a long-term extension, the Arizona Cardinals have now done the same with his blind-side protector. The franchise announced on Wednesday that left tackle D.J. Humphries inked a new deal that will keep him in Arizona through the 2025 NFL season.
While the Cardinals didn’t disclose the financial terms of the agreement, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that the three-year deal is worth $66.8 million. The 28-year-old player is set to earn $21 million in the first year of the deal and gets $34 million guaranteed. He was previously set to earn $14 million in 2022 before hitting the free agency in March.
Humphries didn’t hide the fact that he wants a new deal this offseason. He joined his teammates for the start of the training camp but is yet to attend a single practice due to “illness.” Many believe the “illness” was a way for the Florida product to put some pressure on the Cardinals and get the deal done faster.
D.J. Humphries entered the league as the Cardinals’ first-round pick in 2015 but was inactive for the entire season. He managed to win a starting job as the right tackle in his sophomore year before being moved to left tackle in 2017. Humphries made 75 starts as a pro and was named to his first Pro Bowl last season.