Instant Debate: Bush vs. Mendenhall
NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah reported Wednesday, citing sources, that Mendenhall's one-year contract is worth $2.5 million. Mendenhall potentially could earn up to $1 million more in incentives, according to Jeremiah.
It's a great move for the Cardinals and an interesting gambit by Mendenhall. He's betting on himself. Instead of taking a low-cost, long-term deal, Mendenhall will hit free agency again in 2014. After averaging more than 1,100 rushing yards with 10 scores from 2009 to 2011, Mendenhall wound up hitting the market after his worst season.
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"I've said before, he's a big man with little feet, meaning he can run like he's 180 (pounds) but also can pound the ball like he's 230," Arians said, via The Associated Press.