Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Sam Bradford intends to sign with Arizona Cardinals

Sam Bradford intends to sign with Arizona Cardinals

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.

There had been no QBs on the Arizona roster since the retirement of Carson Palmer and the departure of free agents Drew Stanton and Blaine Gabbert.

Bradford's 1-year deal with Arizona is for $20 million, including $15 million guaranteed with a $20 million second-year option, according to Schefter. Mike Zimmer described Bradford's knee issue as "degenerative" earlier this month.

The expected move ends Bradford's two seasons with the Vikings.

Bradford, 30, completed 72 percent of his passes while averaging 259 yards per game the last two seasons with the Vikings.

The Oklahoma alum, of course, has a lengthy injury history. He had a resurgence in 2016, though, when he threw for 20 touchdowns and five interceptions with Minnesota. "That's the monkey wrench in the whole thing", Zimmer said at the National Football League scouting combine. He missed half of the 2013 season and all of 2014 after tearing his ACL in back-to-back years.

It's possible Bradford could have come back and started had Keenum struggled, but that wasn't the case and Bradford hit free agency. And CBSSports.com reported that Teddy Bridgewater will sign with the New York Jets.

It is understood Bradford, who played only two games for the Minnesota Vikings a year ago as he struggled with a knee injury, will earn $20m for the 2018 season, with an option for another $20m in 2019.

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