Cardinals Reach 1-Year Deal with QB Sam Bradford

Lynette Rowe
March 14, 2018

- Quarterback Sam Bradford intends to sign with the Arizona Cardinals when free agency opens Wednesday, according several reports. But with the Bills short on options and not likely to be in play for Kirk Cousins, Bradford and Keenum are logical fits, particularly when it comes to the scheme. Protecting against the possibility of Keenum being just a one-year wonder, the Broncos chose to give him just a two-year deal and don't regard him yet as their long-term starter.

1 overall pick in the 2010 draft by the St. Louis Rams, is coming off his third surgery on a troublesome left knee after starring in the Vikings' season-opening win against the Saints.

After sustaining a torn ACL during a Week 7 game against the Carolina Panthers in 2013 while with the Rams, Bradford missed the entire 2014 season after injuring the same ACL during a preseason game against the Cleveland Browns.

After a decent season in Philly, the Vikings acquired him for a first round pick following the devastating injury to Bridgewater.

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The expected move ends Bradford's two seasons with the Vikings. It wouldn't be a surprise to add another veteran. Bradford had a quick stretch in Minnesota where he looked like a stellar player.

After all that, he now somehow convinced the Arizona Cardinals to fork out $20 million in 2018 for his services - with an option for another $20 million in 2019.

Bradford will a few All-Pro talents around him in Arizona with wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson that could lend well to helping the team bounce back next season. It might not be quite as dire as the one Bradford surprisingly thrived working behind in Minnesota two seasons ago, but it's not that far off. The Vikings are still sorting out what they want to do with the offensive line, but a source said a top priority is re-signing free-agent guard Joe Berger.

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