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Sam Bradford | Quarterback | #9

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 224
College: Oklahoma
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (1) / LAR
Contract: view contract details

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Recent News's Darren Urban believes it's "hard not to see" Sam Bradford as the opening day starter.
The Cardinals have moved Bradford slowly this offseason, but he's looked good when on the field. Barring setbacks, it sounds like Arizona won't stray from their plan to go into the year with him as their starter. Bradford hasn't played a full season since 2012 but is one of the most accurate quarterbacks in the league. It's a potentially bad situation for Josh Rosen if Bradford stays healthy. Jun 15 - 6:16 PM

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Sam Bradford (knee) is "on schedule" with his health.

"He feels real confident right now with how his knee feels," coach Steve Wilks said. "Again, we are doing a great job in-house with the trainers and strength and conditioning coach and getting him where he needs to be. I think from a mental standpoint, he’s feeling pretty good." Bradford's activity is expected to "ramp up" in next week's minicamp. Bradford will supposedly be the Week 1 starter, but No. 10 overall pick Josh Rosen should give him a run for his (considerable) money.
Jun 5 - 5:11 PM

Coach Steve Wilks said he "would still say" Sam Bradford is the Cardinals' starting quarterback if the season started today.

"I’m very excited about Josh [Rosen], what he can bring," Wilks continued. "Every position is open for competition." Bradford is guaranteed $15 million this season, so we'd envision him getting every opportunity to open the season as the starter. However, the Cardinals are in a bit of a mini-rebuild and don't stand much to gain by starting Bradford, especially if No. 10 overall pick Rosen proves ready for the big show. The elephant in the room is also Bradford's extensive injury history. We'd bet on Rosen making rookie-year starts in the desert.
Apr 27 - 10:32 AM

Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks said there's "no rush" to get Sam Bradford on the field full-time.

Bradford was limited in Tuesday's workout and it seems like that's the approach Wilks will take in minicamp moving forward. "We will continue to do the same with Sam," Wilks said. Bradford signed a one-year, $20 million contract with Arizona this offseason that could net him another $20 million if the team picks up his option in 2019. The Cardinals are fully expected to draft a quarterback in the coming weeks.
Apr 17 - 9:24 PM

Sam Bradford's deal with the Cardinals is actually worth $40 million over two years.

The contract was reported to be for one year, and it sort of is because Bradford is due a $7.5 million option bonus next offseason, which if paid would net him $20 million for 2019. Either way, Bradford is going to be on the Cardinals' 2019 books because the team gave him a $10 million signing bonus which prorates over the next two seasons. $15 million of the $40 million deal is guaranteed. It's a staggering sum for a player with Bradford's injury history.
Mar 19 - 1:56 PM

Cardinals signed QB Sam Bradford, formerly of the Vikings, to a one-year, $20 million contract.

Another quarterback comes off the board. The deal includes $15 million guaranteed and a $20 million option for 2019. Bradford was probably the best Arizona could have hoped for after seeing Kirk Cousins sign with Minnesota and Case Keenum land in Denver. The former first overall pick turned in a dominant Week 1 performance against New Orleans last year but spent the rest of the season battling injuries, as he's been known to do. The Cardinals are firmly in rebuilding mode and don't have a ton to work with on offense outside of Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson. They will be candidates to add another signal caller early in next month's draft.
Mar 13 - 2:26 PM

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports the Bills are a "team to watch" for free agent Sam Bradford.

Pelissero adds the Vikings have "stayed in touch" with the impending free agent, but Bradford "may have options, provided he can pass a physical." How Bradford's troublesome knee, which coach Mike Zimmer described as "degenerative," fares in medical testing will likely decide how strong his market actually is. If the Bills are comfortable with his health, this marriage makes a lot of sense.
Mar 12 - 8:57 AM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer characterized impending free agent Sam Bradford's knee as "degenerative."

Bradford played just two games because of a knee injury in 2017, and the second appearance was a tough-to-watch half in which he limped around the field. He is healthy right now -- he was active during the playoffs and Zimmer said he was skiing last week -- but it is fair to question how long that will last once he gets back on an NFL field. Even with several quarterback-needy teams in the market, Bradford might have to settle for an incentive-laden deal.
Mar 1 - 10:20 AM

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports free agent Sam Bradford plans to play this season.

This is expected but wasn't a lock after Bradford's knee limited him to two games last year. Bradford was healthy enough to back up Case Keenum in the playoffs and looks to be on track for a normal offseason. Bradford’s injury history has potential to impact his guaranteed money in free agency, but he’s not going to struggle to land a starting role.
Source: NFL Network
Feb 24 - 6:04 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen confirms Sam Bradford is expected to back up Case Keenum in Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Saints.

This was widely expected after the Vikings activated Bradford from injured reserve on Saturday. With Bradford finally healthy, Teddy Bridgewater will fall to third on Minnesota's QB depth chart and will likely be inactive against New Orleans. The Vikings have never dressed more than two quarterbacks during Mike Zimmer's tenure as head coach.
Jan 14 - 10:20 AM

Vikings activated Sam Bradford (knee) from injured reserve.

The Vikings waived TE Kyle Carter to make room for Bradford. He hasn't seen the field since re-aggravating his knee in Week 5 but will likely back up Case Keenum in the Divisional Round against the Saints. The Vikings have never dressed three quarterbacks in the Mike Zimmer era making it likely that Teddy Bridgewater is a healthy scratch.
Jan 13 - 12:30 PM

Updating an earlier report, Sam Bradford (I.R., knee) is expected to be active for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Saints.

Ben Volin of the Boston Globe was the first to report that Bradford would be active, though coach Mike Zimmer remained noncommittal when the subject was brought up on Friday. "I don’t know how the Boston Globe would know because I haven’t made any decisions yet," said Zimmer. "Every question that you ask, if there’s a possibility, and there’s always a possibility of everything." Bradford hasn't seen the field since aggravating his surgically-repaired knee in Week 5. As of now, it remains unclear if Bradford will back up Case Keenum on Sunday or if the Vikes will stand pat with Teddy Bridgewater as their No. 2.
Jan 12 - 3:10 PM

Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune expects Sam Bradford (I.R., knee) to be inactive for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Saints.

Bradford appears to be healthy after returning to practice last week, but Mike Zimmer has never dressed more than two quarterbacks during his Vikings tenure. The Vikings would also have to create a roster spot for Bradford, who is currently on injured reserve. Teddy Bridgewater will back up starter Case Keenum on Sunday.
Jan 12 - 1:53 PM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said the team will "take our time and see how it goes" with Sam Bradford (knee, injured reserve).

Bradford returned to practice last week, opening up a three-week window for him to be activated, but it remains far from a certainty he returns to the active roster this season. Barring an injury, Case Keenum will be under center the rest of the way.
Jan 9 - 10:58 AM

Sam Bradford (knee, injured reserve) said he is "just happy to be on the field."

Bradford returned to practice Tuesday for the first time since undergoing a knee scope in early November. Bradford said the knee "feels really good" right now, but he remains cautious about his future. "I don't know what the future holds for it, I don't know how it's going to hold up," Bradford said. "I think all you can do is try to get it as strong as possible, try to continue to rehab it and continue to gain strength back in my leg and in my knee." Bradford is unlikely to play in the postseason unless something happens to Case Keenum, but proving his health would help his value as he heads into free agency.
Source: ESPN
Jan 4 - 9:48 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Sam Bradford
2Josh Rosen
3Mike Glennon
RB1David Johnson
2Chase Edmonds
3D.J. Foster
4T.J. Logan
GLB1David Johnson
2Elijhaa Penny
3RB1David Johnson
2Chase Edmonds
FB1Derrick Coleman
2Elijhaa Penny
WR11Larry Fitzgerald
2J.J. Nelson
3Chad Williams
4Greg Little
5Carlton Agudosi
WR21Christian Kirk
2Brice Butler
3Rashad Ross
WR31Brice Butler
TE1Ricky Seals-Jones
2Gabe Holmes
3Bryce Williams
4Beau Sandland
5Jermaine Gresham
LT1D.J. Humphries
2John Wetzel
3Korey Cunningham
LG1Mike Iupati
2Daniel Munyer
3Vinston Painter
C1A.Q. Shipley
2Mason Cole
RG1Justin Pugh
2Evan Boehm
3Josh Allen
RT1Andre Smith
2Will Holden
K1Phil Dawson