Budda Baker Embraces New Era with the Arizona Cardinals

In a recent interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio’s NFL Training Camp Tour, Arizona Cardinals safety Budda Baker opened up about his contract negotiations and life under the new head coach Jonathan Gannon. With the deal finally done, Baker expressed his relief and excitement to put the business side behind him and focus on the game he loves.


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After weeks of anticipation and negotiation, Budda Baker can now breathe a sigh of relief. The NFL Network reported that Baker received a raise prior to training camp, getting $2.4M in bonuses and incentives this year including a $300K signing bonus, in addition to receiving a raise for next season.

Baker said, “Yeah, definitely happy to have all that behind me. You know, I kind of left it upon my agent to do all the talk and do everything, kind of leave me out of it, and I was just able to grind and just understand the playbook, and that’s, that’s really about it.”

As the Cardinals enter a new era with a fresh coaching staff and management, Budda Baker finds himself in a position of leadership. He explained, “It’s definitely exciting to have these new coaches, just to develop a culture here with the Arizona Cardinals and just develop little intricate details that we use and we can have to be a better team.”

Baker’s enthusiasm for the team’s direction will benefit greatly as he looks to embrace his role as a veteran leader this upcoming season.


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