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Report: Sam Bradford is headed to the Arizona Cardinals

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The Arizona Cardinals may not have landed Case Keenum, or Kirk Cousins, or Drew Brees, but they do have a quarterback coming their way in the form of... Sam Bradford? Yeah, Sam Bradford.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Tuesday that the former Minnesota Vikings starter is going to sign with Arizona. Ian Rapoport says that it’s a 1-year, $20 million deal, with an option year at the same price.

Bradford missed most of 2017 with a knee injury, something that’s largely defined his NFL career up to this point. He tore his ACL while with the St. Louis Rams in 2013, then re-tore it in preseason the following year. In his one season with the Philadelphia Eagles, Bradford missed two games with a left shoulder injury and a concussion, then was famously traded to the Vikings after Teddy Bridgewater’s catastrophic preseason knee injury. He turned in the best season of his career, only for his health woes to resurface last season.

Arizona seems to have a thing for picking up oft-injured quarterbacks. It happened with Kurt Warner, then again with Carson Palmer, and now they get Bradford, who at his best is not as good as either Warner or Palmer. Obviously he’s not a long-term answer (unless he becomes indestructible in his new home), but it’s at least a capable passer under contract with the Cardinals, and that’s different from the zero they had heading into Tuesday.