Cardinals’ DJ Humphries signs contract extension: Arizona signs Pro Bowl LT through 2025

imagn’s Mark J. Rebilas

DJ Humphries isn’t going anywhere. The Cardinals’ Pro Bowl left tackle has penned an extension that will keep him in Arizona through the 2025 season. Humphries, who signed a three-year, $45 million extension in 2020, was entering the final year of a contract that paid him $14 million in base salary. Terms of the new deal were not disclosed.

Humphries has come a long way since the start of his NFL career. The 24th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the former Florida Gator was inactive during his rookie season as Arizona reached the NFC Championship Game. He began making an impact in 2016, making 13 starts at right tackle.

Injuries hampered Humphries’ availability during the 2017 and ’18 seasons. He has bounced back in a big way, as he has made 47 straight starts since 2019-21. He made his first Pro Bowl last season after helping the Cardinals end a six-year playoff drought.

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Humphries’ contract extension gives the Cardinals some much-needed stability on the offensive line. Guards Justin Pugh, Will Hernandez and right tackle Kelvin Beachum are all entering the final year of their contracts, while center Rodney Hudson could retire after the season.

The unit will stay together through at least the 2022 season. On the offensive line, Humphries and his teammates will continue to provide solid protection for Kyler Murray, who last year became the third quarterback in the league to throw for at least 20 touchdowns and at least 10 in the same season. More runs.