Budda Baker Net Worth: Bishard “Budda” Baker (born January 10, 1996) is an American football safety for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Washington, and was selected by the Cardinals in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Baker attended the NFL Combine and completed all of the combine and positional drills. He participated at Washington’s Pro Day and only ran positional drills for over 50 NFL team representatives and scouts. The majority of NFL draft experts and analysts projected Baker to be a second round pick. Teams were impressed by his performance but were concerned his lack of size could affect his ability to play in the NFL. He was ranked the top nickelback available in the draft by NFL analyst Mike Mayock, was ranked the second best free safety prospect by NFLDraftScout.com, and the fourth best safety in the draft by Sports Illustrated and ESPN.
On August 25, 2020, Baker signed a four-year, $59 million extension with the Cardinals, making him the highest-paid safety in NFL history at the time. In Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers, Baker recorded a team high 15 tackles (10 solo) during the 24–20 win. In Week 5 against the New York Jets, Baker recorded his first sack of the season on Joe Flacco during the 30–10 win. On Monday Night Football in Week 6 against the Dallas Cowboys, Baker forced a fumble on running back Ezekiel Elliott that was recovered by the Cardinals, sacked quarterback Andy Dalton once, and recorded his first career interception off a pass thrown by Dalton during the 38–10 win. Baker was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in Week 6. In Week 7 against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday Night Football, Baker recorded a team high 14 tackles and intercepted a pass thrown by Russell Wilson although he was tackled by DK Metcalf before he get in the endzone during the 37–34 overtime win. Baker was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Month for October after tallying 31 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions, and a forced fumble.
In 2021, with the NFL’s new jersey number rules, Baker changed his number from 32 to 3 before the season. He started all 17 games, recording 98 tackles, two sacks, seven passes defensed, and three interceptions.
Budda Baker Net Worth
Budda Baker has an estimated net worth of $4.35 million. Safety who broke out during his 2017 rookie campaign for the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals. He was named to the 2017 All-Pro first team and All-Rookie first team.