Free agency is one week away, but Aaron Brewer won’t be among those exploring the open market. The Cardinals announced a new four-year deal for the long snapper on Wednesday.
Brewer’s contract is worth $4.15MM in total, and contains $620K guaranteed, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL.com (Twitter link). His new $1.038MM annual salary will now rank 13th among NFL long snappers, and represents a steep pay raise from his previous average of $768K.
“I met my fiancée here,” Brewer said of Arizona in a press release. “I’m from San Diego and it’s really close. They gave me an opportunity this last time. I’m happy to be here.”
The Cardinals will bring back their special teams core in 2018 with kicker Phil Dawson, punter Andy Lee and Brewer all under contract. They’ll still have to address 21 other free agents (18 of which are unrestricted), including cornerback Justin Bethel, wide receivers John Brown and Jaron Brown, and edge rusher Kareem Martin.