More contract details for Cardinals C Rodney Hudson

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Jess Root
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The Arizona Cardinals signed center Rodney Hudson to a contract extension after acquiring him in a trade from the Las Vegas Raiders. According to Ian Rapoport, the Cardinals are on the hook for three years and $30 million.

In Tuesday’s story, there were some assumed details based on the numbers Rapoport gave.

He reported that it was a total of $30 million and that there was $16 million in total guarantees, while $10.9 million was fully guaranteed.

What did we know for sure?

He got $8.8 million to sign. His 2021 salary of $1.1 million is fully guaranteed.

We have the rest of his salary numbers from the NFLPA website.

Hudson’s salary in 2022 is still scheduled to be $10.85 million. His salary in 2023 is $8.25 million.

We are missing a couple of details still.

Rapoport said there was $10.9 million fully guaranteed. $9.9 million is known. My guess is $1 million of his 2022 salary is fully guaranteed.

Rapoport said the deal is for a total of $30 million. Between his salary and bonus, that comes to $29 million. My guess is he is due a roster bonus of $1 million in 2023 at the start of the new league year. I don’t know, but that is my guess.

And if there is $16 million in total guarantees, there is $5.1 million unaccounted for.

$1 million could be the presumed roster bonus in 2023. Another $1 million could be the presumed fully guaranteed portion of his 2022 salary. That leaves $3.1 million unaccounted for. That could be an additional portion of his 2022 salary that becomes fully guaranteed at a certain point or it could be a vesting guarantee on part of 2023.

Those details are still to come.

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