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Cardinals’ Tyrann Mathieu Signs 5 Year, $62.5 Million Extension

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Arizona Cardinals corner back Tyrann Mathieu has agreed to terms on a five year contract extension that is worth $62.5 million, with $40 million in guaranteed money, according to ESPN‘s Adam Schefter.

Mathieu has established himself as one of the top cornerbacks in the league just three years after he was selected with the 69th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

“The Honey Badger” has made the most of the opportunity that was given to him by the Cardinals, after he was removed from the LSU Tigers football team for violating the teams substance abuse policy prior to the 2012 NCAA football season.

He was a member of one of the most exciting defenses in recent memory alongside current teammates Patrick Peterson and Kevin Minter. In 2010, LSU fielded current NFL players Morris Claiborne, Ron Brooks, Bennie Logan, Sam Montgomery, and Kevin Minter, just to name a few.

Locking up young stars like Mathieu should allow the Cardinals to continue to build their depth moving forward, and keep them in contention in the NFC.

Next up on the Cardinals to-do list should be extensions for Calais Campbell, Michael Floyd, and Chandler Jones.