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Three things the Arizona Cardinals need to do after the Hopkins contract extension

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The Arizona Cardinals have extended star wide receiver Deandre Hopkins to a two-year contract worth $54.5 million and $42.75 million guaranteed.

This makes Hopkins the highest paid non-quarterback in NFL history paying him $27.25 million per year.

It is the latest in a string of major contract extensions in the NFL, with Keenan Allen, Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson all receiving long-term, massive financial commitments from their teams.

Now the Cardinals have locked up their star wide receiver and they have their quarterback of the future in Kyler Murray the question is: What next?

Extend Murray

The quarterback position is the most important in the NFL these days. With Arizona drafting Murray with the first pick in the 2019 draft, this shows they believe he is their quarterback for the future.


If he continues to improve off his rookie year, where he threw for 3,722 yards, 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions along with 544 rushing yards, the Cardinals should look to extend him as soon as they can.

Improve on defence

Arizona were one of the worst defences in the NFL in 2019. Even though they have added to their defence in free agency and the draft, the Cardinals outside of Patrick Petersen do not have that standout star defensive player.

With Patrick Peterson in the final year of his contract Arizona might be looking for another piece on defence soon if they are not careful.

Upgrade at offensive line

If you are going to invest in your franchise player, you need to protect that player. This is where Arizona need to protect Kyler Murray, especially because he is a mobile quarterback.

They need to make sure Murray takes the least amount of hits possible so that he has less chance of getting injured.


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