The Arizona Cardinals open the season at home against the Washington Redskins on Sunday. On Saturday they signed running back David Johnson to a massive extension.
The new deal is for 3 years and is worth $39M, including $30M guaranteed.
The #AZCardinals got it done. They signed RB David Johnson to a 3-year deal worth $39M with $30M guaranteed, source said. Up to $45M.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 9, 2018
A deal like this one takes away what could have been a big off the field distraction. Johnson can now turn all of his attention to his play on the field.
The Cardinals know that a happy running back is a productive running back. Now the hard part, keeping Johnson healthy.