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After taking a flier on oft-injured quarterback Sam Bradford over the offseason, the Arizona Cardinals released him Saturday, the team announced.
We have released QB Sam Bradford. https://t.co/32FZusGAZe
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) November 3, 2018
The Cardinals tried to shop the 30-year-old Bradford prior to Tuesday’s trade deadline but could not find any suitors willing to trade for Bradford’s services.
The Cardinals signed Bradford to a one-year deal worth $20 million back in March. Even though Arizona took a chance on signing Bradford, it selected quarterback Josh Rosen with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. At that point, most knew Bradford was on borrowed time.
Unfortunately for the Cardinals, they did not receive any return on their investment in Bradford. During his three-game stint as Arizona’s starting quarterback, he threw for 400 yards to go along with two touchdowns and four interceptions. Bradford was benched in favor of Rosen moments before the Cardinals lost to the Chicago Bears in Week 3. Rosen kept the starting gig ever since. This is now Rosen’s team. The future arrived a lot quicker than Arizona probably expected.
As for Bradford, he’ll probably sign as a backup with another team. His entire career has been plagued with inconsistent play and multiple knee injuries. Bradford, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, had an up-and-down career — throwing for 19,449 yards, 103 touchdowns, and 61 interceptions in 83 regular-season games.
After Saturday’s release, Bradford’s NFL career is hanging by a thread.
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