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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
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Coach Steve Wilks confirmed Monday that Sam Bradford will remain the Cardinals' third-string quarterback going forward.
Bradford looked like he was hoping to retire in the first 11-plus quarters of the season, and he is now Arizona's third-stringer behind Josh Rosen and new-backup Mike Glennon. The Cards signed Bradford to a two-year, $40 million contract in the offseason. He is making $20 million in salary and bonuses this year and will cost $5 million against Arizona's 2019 cap even after he gets cut. Oct 1 - 4:12 PM

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Sam Bradford will be inactive for Week 4 against the Seahawks.

He'll be a healthy scratch. It's a cost-saving move for the Cardinals as Bradford is due a $312,500 roster bonus for each week he's active. Mike Glennon will back up Josh Rosen on Sunday and likely for the foreseeable future.
Sep 30 - 11:04 AM

Cardinals coach Steve Wilks wouldn't commit to Sam Bradford starting in Week 4.

Wilks plans to watch tape before determining the starter against Seattle. Bradford was benched in the fourth quarter after three turnovers, but Josh Rosen struggled in relief — throwing an interception and pick-six that was called back. The Cardinals should announce their decision early next week.
Sep 23 - 7:59 PM

Arizona has pulled Sam Bradford in favor of Josh Rosen with 4:31 left in the Sunday's Week 3 game versus the Bears, trailing 16-14.

Things started off well for Bradford as he completed 4-of-5 passes for 92 yards and two touchdowns in the 1st quarter, but then things quickly deteriorated. For the remainder of his time of the field, Bradford completed 9-of-14 passes for 65 yards with two interceptions and a lost fumble as the Cardinals have surrendered a 14-0 lead at home. It remains to be seen if this is truly the end for Bradford as the Cardinals starting quarterback or just a one-week relief appearance, but Bradford is on his last life as an starting NFL quarterback.
Sep 23 - 7:13 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Cardinals plan on sticking with Sam Bradford.

This conflicts with some previous speculation. The entire Cardinals offense has been a disaster, so there's no rush to put Josh Rosen in a bad situation. Arizona believes Bradford is still their best quarterback despite his early year struggles. Bradford looks to have at least a couple weeks of leash before the Cardinals consider turning to Rosen.
Sep 23 - 10:19 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports "there are some around the league" who believe the Cardinals are thinking of benching Sam Bradford.

Bradford's had a rough first two weeks, but the Cardinals have stayed with him to this point. He'll start Sunday, but is at risk of an in-game benching. Josh Rosen got some first-team practice reps this week and could see the field if the offense continues to struggle. The Cardinals can save $4 million in roster bonuses if they move on from Bradford after this week.
Source: ESPN
Sep 23 - 9:32 AM

Sam Bradford said the Cardinals are scaling back their offense this week.

The idea is a simpler play sheet will help the struggling offense get on the same page. "I think the thought is just allow everyone to go out there and play faster," Bradford said, "simplify everything a little bit and hopefully it shows up in the speed in which we play." Bradford is averaging four yards per attempt so far this season and has struggled to get the offense past midfield let alone to the end zone. Perhaps this strategy will help, but Arizona should make the switch to Josh Rosen sooner than later.
Source: AP
Sep 20 - 10:32 AM

Sam Bradford completed 17-of-27 passes for 90 yards and an interception in the Cardinals' 34-0 loss to the Rams in Week 2.

This was a second dreadful showing from Sam Bradford in a row. He averaged 3.3 yards per attempt, and the Cardinals did not cross midfield until the second-to-last play of the game. At least able to put the ball on target in the past, Bradford has not even been accurate this season, and the offense is going absolutely nowhere with him at quarterback. He probably should not have started this game, and the Cardinals are simply wasting time if they put him under center next week against the Bears.
Sep 16 - 6:53 PM

Sam Bradford completed 20-of-34 passes for 153 yards with an interception and a lost fumble while adding seven yards on two carries Sunday in the Cardinals’ Week 1 loss to the Redskins.

He was sacked twice for a loss of eight yards. Bradford’s Cardinals career couldn’t have gotten off to a worse start. His first half was an utter disaster as the former first overall pick completed just three passes for 11 yards. Bradford averaged a pathetic 4.5 yards per attempt while showing little in the way of accuracy. His interception was the result of a miscommunication with tight end Ricky Seals-Jones. The only receiver he showed any measure of chemistry with was Larry Fitzgerald, which was probably to be expected. Cardinals fans could be calling for Josh Rosen to start if Bradford endures another poor outing next week against the Rams.
Sep 9 - 8:59 PM

Cardinals HC Steve Wilks said the team's starting QB spot is Sam Bradford's job to lose.

Wilks also said the backup quarterback role is currently a wide open competition between rookie Josh Rosen and FA signee Mike Glennon. The decision will come down to preseason performance. Bradford has looked good when on the field, but he hasn't played a full season since 2012. If Arizona struggles out the gate, Rosen could still receive his first start sooner than later.
Jul 28 - 12:54 PM

Cardinals.com'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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Josh Rosen
2Sam Bradford
3Mike Glennon
RB1David Johnson
2Chase Edmonds
3T.J. Logan
GLB1David Johnson
2Chase Edmonds
3RB1David Johnson
2Chase Edmonds
FB1Derrick Coleman
WR11Larry Fitzgerald
2Christian Kirk
3Trent Sherfield
WR21Chad Williams
2J.J. Nelson
WR31Christian Kirk
TE1Ricky Seals-Jones
2Jermaine Gresham
3Gabe Holmes
LT1D.J. Humphries
2Korey Cunningham
LG1Mike Iupati
2Jeremy Vujnovich
C1Mason Cole
2Daniel Munyer
RG1Justin Pugh
2John Wetzel
RT1Andre Smith
2Blaine Clausell
K1Phil Dawson