Patience with Mathieu extension

Posted by Darren Urban on February 24, 2016 – 11:54 am

The plan is to extend safety Tyrann Mathieu at some point. That’s never been a question with the Cardinals or General Manager Steve Keim. But that doesn’t mean it will necessarily get done anytime soon either, Keim said at the NFL Scouting combine Wednesday.

“We’ve made our goal clear, which is to re-sign him to a long-term deal,” Keim said. “Yet at the same time, there are always obstacles in negotiations so we’ll see where it goes.”

Mathieu still is under contract through 2016. He is coming off a second ACL tear. More importantly right now, the Cardinals and Keim have a lot on their plate in terms of working not only with draft prep but also with the free agent class — both the Cardinals’ own and those from other teams the Cards will be chasing — that is upcoming. Mathieu is important, but he’s not going to be the top priority here in February.

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7 Responses to “Patience with Mathieu extension”

  1. By Dr. G. on Feb 24, 2016 | Reply

    Darren – – Some may think your article sounds harsh in light of the fan loyalty and appreciation for Tyrann. He is a piece of a larger organization; if he is to return the loyalty and the opportunity to the organization, he will gladly wait. Keim can give him more $$$ in the form of the various bonuses available. As I have always said, “too bad we can’t pay for what he has done versus what he may do.” He made a tremendous contribution in 2015… Keep the agent in the broom closet for now…later Fans….

  2. By Andy Kw on Feb 24, 2016 | Reply

    Hey Darren,
    During the combine, why don’t the prospects wear padding? Don’t the scouts get more accurate results if these prospects wear all of the football gear needed to play in a ball game?

  3. By D on Feb 24, 2016 | Reply

    I wonder where Mr. Keim ranks of all the 32 GM’s in the league as far as scouting/player evaul background/experience, I would guess he is in the top 10 in that dept.

  4. By texascard on Feb 24, 2016 | Reply

    I recently asked d to ask about 31. And some world class idiot checked thumbs down. For that idiot I say check out josh Alpers piece on pro football talk about 31. Idiot don’t know football!!!

  5. By georgiebird on Feb 24, 2016 | Reply

    Good to see that SK is going slow with the HB extension. While everyone agrees on HB’s talent, his injury status is a bit of a red flag. SK is probably working on insuring the contract and looking at how HB can serve the organization should his playing days be cut short.

  6. By hailnlomax on Feb 25, 2016 | Reply

    Will be done in do time. Not working with a lot of salary cap room so best to see what we will need to spend for other parts then use his extension accordingly. He’s not going anywhere.

  7. By clssylssy on Feb 25, 2016 | Reply

    I believe the extension will get done with Tyrann and there are more pressing priorities at the moment. Of anybody, I have the least worry that the Badger will rebound and come back with a vengeance. It sounds like Keim is ready to move on from Rashard and Powers which is going to weaken our secondary, which was the teeth of our defense. While we need a big bodied receiver to play opposite Fitz, that would be the kind of receiver I would be looking for rather than rushing into an extension for Floyd who has skill but seems to lack the fire to develop his craft, and at times seems slow to get started. Perhaps a “prove it” type contract w incentives would be the way to go with a lot of players in the future.

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