Tuesday August 2nd, 2016

Tyrann Mathieu and the Arizona Cardinals have agreed to a five-year extension worth around $62.5 million, according to multiple reports.

NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport first reported the news. Mathieu will receive $40 million in guaranteed money. According to ESPN, that is the highest number for a safety in the league.

Mathieu, 24, tore his right ACL last December and his LCL and left ACL in December 2013. When healthy, he has been one of the league’s most versatile defensive backs.

The Cardinals reportedly expect him to return to practice in two weeks.

Mathieu recorded 89 tackles and five interceptions last season, primarily playing safety but also taking snaps at cornerback.

Mathieu appeared to confirm the news on Twitter.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.