Cardinals intend to sign Sam Bradford

Hope Soto
March 14, 2018

The addition of Bradford is a welcome one for the Cardinals, who have been in need of a quarterback since Carson Palmer announced his retirement in January.

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The Arizona Cardinals solved their short-term situation at quarterback by reportedly picking up Sam Bradford on a one-year, $20 million contract.

The former first-overall pick by the Rams in 2010 started in Week 1 for Minnesota in 2017, completing 27 of 32 pass attempts for three touchdowns and no interceptions. They have pick No. 15 in the first round.

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Bradford lead the National Football League in completion percentage at 62 percent in 2016 but a year ago was a lost season for him with the Minnesota Vikings.

The Arizona Cardinals and safety Tyrann Mathieu "are making positive strides" toward a restructured deal that would keep the defensive back in Arizona, according to an AZ Central report. As much as we should be excited about the Cardinals finally getting a quarterback, Bradford is far from the quarterback. Case Keenum eventually assumed the role and led Minnesota to the NFC Championship Game. He even missed the entire 2014 season with an ACL injury.

Bradford has been solid for the Vikings when he's been healthy enough to play. While lighting up the New Orleans Saints in the season opener, Bradford sustained a non-contact left knee injury that would doom his season. But giving Cousins a fully guaranteed deal worth $28 million per year is a new level of risk, and could haunt the team if it's a whiff.

After all the expected signings are done, the Vikings should have two quarterbacks on the roster in Cousins and Kyle Sloter, who didn't get into a game last season as a rookie.

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