Sam Bradford, Cardinals Agree to 1-Year, $20M Contract with Option

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The dominoes had been falling and then later Tuesday, it looked like the Cardinals put themselves in position for their short-term quarterback answer. After stints with the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings, he is headed back to the NFC West and will sign with the Arizona Cardinals, according to multiple sources.

After throwing for 3,800 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2016, Bradford started off 2017 strong.

NFL Network and ESPN reported that Bradford will sign a one-year deal worth $20 million ($15 million guaranteed) with an option year at $20 million. His 2017 season was short-lived, however, after a knee injury cost him all but two games in the regular season.


Nothing can be official before Wednesday afternoon, and given Bradford's injury history - he's twice torn his ACL and missed most of last season because of knee problems, among other aliments in his career - he would definitely have to pass a physical before anything is official. He spent the better part of two months on injured reserve before being activated as Case Keenum's backup during the postseason.

The Heisman Trophy victor was drafted by St. Louis with the first overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. He would go onto win NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors.

Bradford, the first overall pick in the 2010 draft and one of the highest compensated players in National Football League history, likely is signing a short-term, incentive-laden deal after another knee injury limited him to two games with the Minnesota Vikings last season.


However, when Bradford is healthy, he's a serviceable starter.

Instead, Minnesota turned to Keenum, who threw for 3,500 yards, 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions while leading the Vikings to the NFC Championship Game.


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