Cardinals Sign Breakout Safety To Three Year Extension

The Arizona Cardinals have a great team right now, and if they can stay healthy and disciplined, this could be a dark horse Super Bowl threat in the NFC, and today, they've rewarded one of their own, as breakout safety Jalen Thompson has signed a three year extension that will keep him in the desert through 2025. After being drafted in round five of the 2019 NFL Draft, Thompson has worked to find a spot in this secondary, and in 2021, he played in all 17 games for Arizona, with 12 starts, all while establishing himself as the future of this Cardinals secondary.

In his breakout 2021 campaign, Thompson led the Cardinals with 121 tackles, to go along with an impressive seven passes defended and three interceptions, and if he can build on that in 2022, this could be a very solid defence to go along with the offensive prowess this franchise currently possess. 

Arizona may have some work to do before they take the next step, but locking up a home-grown player who's worked over the past few years to get better is always a good move, as Thompson could stick around and be the leader of this defence once the likes of JJ Watt move on.

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