Arizona Cardinals land their quarterback

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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. But can Bradford really be the long-term answer at quarterback the team needs?

The former Heisman Trophy victor and first-round pick by the St. Louis Rams in 2010 has made $114 million over his career, but injuries have haunted Bradford. He had a resurgence in 2016, though, when he threw for 20 touchdowns and five interceptions with Minnesota.

Bradford joins Case Keenum on the road out of Minnesota.

Nonetheless, Bradford brought stability to the quarterback position.

In no way does this mean the Cardinals themselves are set at quarterback.

According to the NFL Network, Bradford has said his knee injury subsided in recent months, allowing him to return to practice ahead of the postseason, and that he "absolutely" intends to keep playing in 2018.


The 30-year-old Bradford is an eight-year pro who was selected by the Rams with the first overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

In Bradford's only season with the Eagles (2015), he passed for 3,725 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions.

"The question with Sam is two years ago he plays in 15 games, starts and plays well", Zimmer said.

Williams (6-2, 309) played in 11 games (one start) and totaled 25 tackles, three for loss, a half-sack and a forced fumble in 2017.

In other roster moves, the Cardinals announced that they have released running back Adrian Peterson after a half-season in the desert that included a pair of impressive games and a season-ending injury.

But ultimately, losing Bradford is no sweat off the Vikings' back after the team did just fine without him in 2017.

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