Cardinals Show Ken Whisenhunt the Money

The Arizona Cardinals reached an extension with the dynamic duo of head coach Ken Whisenhunt and general manager Rod Graves. While Graves' monetary return is still unknown, FoxSports.com reports that Whisenhunt received a four-year contract extension with an option for a fifth. Jay Glazer says if the fifth year is picked up by the team, the total contract would be worth $30 million.

The Arizona Cardinals have put a premium on hard work the past couple offseasons and it appears to be the same this year. Last offseason, long-time Cardinal Adrian Wilson and future Hall of Famer Kurt Warner were shown the money. The year before it was Larry Fitzgerald.

There are still many Cardinals waiting in the wings with pens in their hands, but the Cardinals have crossed off two very big items on their to-do lists.

As the team braces for change, Graves and Whisenhunt are the focal point of this franchise. They have a lot of work to do this offseason in order for Graves to keep the program he's built. To steal one more line from a movie... If you built it, they will come.

Graves got the right players in place before Whisenhunt arrived in the desert, but Whisenhunt figured out the puzzle. The two are a good combo. And they were in great moods on Thursday in Indianapolis. Wouldn't you be?

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