Justin Bethel, Arizona Cardinals Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Reaction

December 5, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Boasting one of the NFL's best defenses, the Arizona Cardinals have taken steps to ensure their long-term success by locking up star cornerback Justin Bethel with a three-year contract extension. 
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Bethel's new deal will pay him $15 million, with $9 million guaranteed and $1.8 million in incentives. Bethel's agents confirmed the deal to NFL Network's Rand Getlin. 
Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official website passed along official word of the deal:
The 25-year-old has been one of Arizona's many success stories. He was an unheralded sixth-round pick out of Presbyterian College in 2012 and has appeared in 59 games in three-plus seasons with the Cardinals. 
Bethel was a breakout star in 2013, making his first Pro Bowl appearance and being named to the Pro Football Writers Association All-Pro first team on special teams. He's emerged as a bigger part of Bruce Arians' secondary this year, recording his first career inte...

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