Malik Cunningham isn’t going anywhere.

He announced his intention to return to the Cardinals for the 2022 season on Friday morning.

Next season will be Cunningham’s fourth as a full time starter. As a junior, he set career highs in passing yards (2,734), rushing yards (968) and rushing touchdowns (19). He also has 18 passing touchdowns this season, which is four away from a career-best. He’ll have an opportunity to set a new benchmark there during Louisville’s bowl game.

This was a tough season at times for the Cardinals, who lost multiple close games early in the year. They lost by 3 to Wake Forest and by 1 to Virginia — results that kept the Cardinals from seriously competing in the ACC Atlantic this season.

However, Louisville played better in November. The Cardinals blew out Duke and Syracuse and came within a few yards of upsetting Clemson.

Cunningham figures to be one of the best players in the ACC once again next season and could be a preseason Player of the Year candidate.