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Arizona Cardinals release Sam Bradford, as bad signing led to predictably bad results

Seattle Seahawks v Arizona Cardinals Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

The Arizona Cardinals signed oft-injured, rarely-great, yet always well-paid Sam Bradford to an absurd 1-year, $20 million contract with an option for $20 million more for 2019. This proved to be an awful move, and he was benched in his third game and downgraded to inactive after the team promoted Josh Rosen to starting quarterback.

Arizona has acknowledged its wasteful spending by cutting Bradford outright, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Bradford led the Cardinals to only three touchdowns through three games, and he was yanked from the Chicago Bears game after a series of turnovers that turned a possible upset win over Chicago into a loss. He threw for just 400 yards on 80 attempts, committed seven turnovers, and boasted a QBR of 25.8 at the time of his benching.

Oh yeah, and then there’s the damage of how much money they paid for not even a month’s worth of totally ineffective playing time.

Here’s a representation of the Cardinals front office when they gave Bradford such a ridiculous contract.

With the Cardinals sitting at 2-6, they’ve fired their offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and now sent their day one starting quarterback packing, leaving Mike Glennon as Rosen’s backup. I’d like to think that the Seattle Seahawks can win this year’s home game against Arizona.