Left tackle DJ Humphries restructured his deal with the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday, creating about $10.59 million into a signing bonus.
Arizona cleared $7.06 million towards the salary cap with this move.
Now the question is, what for? Leonard Fournette? Jadeveon Clowney? Or are they simply planning to pay DeAndre Hopkins and keep him around for a while?
In the trade heard around the world, star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is now a member of the Arizona Cardinals. With already high expectations of him in his sophomore season, quarterback Kyler Murray is now heightening those expectations, with high praise for his receiving corps.
I've said this before, and I'll say it again -- Murray is going to have the sophomore season like Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes had. And what better cast to do it with?
Larry Fitzgerald is one of those special receivers that we will talk about for years and he makes catching footballs look effortless. Hopkins, you can say the same things about. He needs to work on getting some chemistry with Murray, but both are such special players that it shouldn't take too much of an effort. Christian Kirk isn't on the same wavelength of either of these two guys, and will probably get the lesser workload of the three, but he can still get it done.
This sounds like an outrageous prediction, but if you look at it closely, it really isn't that crazy.
Here is... yet another.
The first Arizona Cardinals player to opt out of the 2020 NFL season is right tackle Marcus Gilbert.
This is a big one in terms of team production. I fully expect quarterback Kyler Murray to have that "all-star sophomore season" that we've seen from guys like Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson.
Having your right tackle opt out could definitely put a damper on that. However, not only do I respect his decision, but Kliff Kingsbury is a guy that truly believes in the 'next-man-up' approach. Kyler can still have that season.