Sam Bradford
QB ARI (9)
2 days ago

Bradford completed each of his six pass attempts for 61 yards in Friday's preseason game against the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

After leading a run-heavy touchdown drive on his only series in the preseason opener, Bradford got a bit more playing time Friday, producing seven points on three drives. Josh Rosen also got some work with the first-team offense, completing 10 of 16 passes for 107 yards and a touchdown, all in the second quarter. There may not be any competition for the Week 1 starting job, but the calls for Rosen will heat up if the Cardinals don't stay in the playoff hunt. There's also the issue of Bradford's left knee, which Vikings coach Mike Zimmer once referred to as "degenerative".

Sam Bradford
QB ARI (9)
1 week ago

Bradford will play more than a series in Friday's preseason game at New Orleans, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bradford did little more than hand off the ball to David Johnson and rookie Chase Edmonds in his debut with the Cards on Saturday, attempting just one pass. With more than one possession expected of Bradford on Friday, the offense likely will be a bit more diverse, especially to build an in-game rapport with Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald and others in the passing attack. Urban also relayed that 2018 first-rounder Josh Rosen will work with the first-team offense, so Bradford's usage should be more indicative of what will occur during the regular season.

Sam Bradford
QB ARI (9)
2 weeks ago

Bradford will play in Saturday's preseason game against the Chargers, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

After endearing a cap on his practice reps throughout the offseason program, Bradford has been running the first-team offense since training camp opened on July 28. The decision by coach Steve Wilks was a logical one due to Bradford's injury history, namely regarding his left knee. Wilks wouldn't divulge how many snaps or series Bradford will take on Saturday, but it likely won't be much with 2018 first-rounder Josh Rosen, Mike Glennon and Chad Kanoff all waiting in the wings.

Sam Bradford
QB ARI (9)
3 weeks ago

Bradford has been a full go during training camp and has taken all first-team reps, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bradford had his health monitored closely throughout the Cardinals' offseason program, taking limited reps at minicamp to try and reduce the wear on his surgically repaired left knee. However, with training camp in full swing, Bradford has increased his workload to a full go as he prepares for the regular season. The ninth-year quarterback is locked in as the Cardinals starter to begin the season, with Mike Glennon and rookie Josh Rosen in tow as backups.

Sam Bradford
QB ARI (9)
2 months ago

Bradford participated in team drills during mandatory minicamp last week, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bradford took the next step in the plan aimed at keeping his health intact during the offseason program. The Cardinals conjured the schedule after the oft-injured quarterback was limited to two appearances in 2017 due to complications with his left knee, which underwent surgery Nov. 7. Between the conclusion of minicamp and the start of training camp, Bradford will continue to build up his strength and conditioning, at which point he expects to "be ready" July 28. Despite the presence of 2018 first-round pick Josh Rosen, Bradford is favored to land the starting QB gig by Week 1.

Sam Bradford
QB ARI (9)
2 months ago

Bradford is expected to increase his reps at mandatory minicamp next week, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. "Today was a good day in terms of an operational day for us, and he didn't get any of that work," coach Steve Wilks said after Tuesday's OTA practice. "Next week, those are some of the things we are trying to get him in the mix."

EDGE Analysis

Since landing in Arizona earlier this offseason, Bradford's workload has been limited as a way to keep pressure off his surgically-repaired left knee. In addition to Wilks' insistence that Bradford will enhance his profile in practice next week, the head honcho expressed confidence that the quarterback is "on schedule" and "feels real confident right now with how his knee feels." Bradford is the favorite to lock down the starting gig in August, but the arrival of 2018 first-rounder Josh Rosen during the draft makes the situation a bit foggier than anticipated. Assuming Bradford is under center Week 1, he'll have stud skill-position players Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson at his disposal.

Sam Bradford
QB ARI (9)
4 months ago

While he still expects Bradford to be the starting quarterback, Cardinals coach Steve Wilks noted that "every position is open for competition", Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic reports. "We got Sam to be our starting quarterback and I would still say that is the case," coach Steve Wilks said. "I'm very excited about Josh, what he can bring. Every position is open for competition."

EDGE Analysis

Wilks seems to be leaving the door open for Josh Rosen, who the Cardinals selected at No. 10 overall after trading up with the Raiders. The outcome was far from ideal for Bradford, as Rosen was once viewed as a likely top-five pick and possible Day 1 starter. Based on Wilks' comments, a training camp battle figures to ensue.

Sam Bradford
QB ARI (9)
4 months ago

Bradford made some throws during the open portion of Thursday's minicamp practice, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Cardinals are proceeding slowly with Bradford in an effort to ensure he's fresh for the regular season. Coach Steve Wilks confirmed as much Thursday, telling Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic that the quarterback's limitations are intended to reduce wear and tear on his body. Bradford joined the organization in March after a campaign in which he made only two appearances for the Vikings due to a left knee injury and subsequent surgery, his third as a professional. Although the knee is healthy, according to Wilks, Bradford will continue to have a cap on his workload throughout the offseason program.

Sam Bradford
QB ARI (9)
4 months ago

Bradford didn't throw Tuesday, which marked the first day of the Cardinals' voluntary minicamp, Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Because the Cardinals experienced a coaching change this offseason, they were allowed to kick off their program earlier than those who did not. During the second week of workouts, new head honcho Steve Wilks said he would not "rush" Bradford early on, presumably with the quarterback's loaded medical chart in mind. In his most recent stop with the Vikings last season, Bradford missed all but two games due to an injured left knee, which underwent arthroscopic surgery Nov. 7. Fast forward, and Wilks' statement came to fruition at Tuesday's practice. Expect limitations on Bradford's workload to continue into OTAs and potentially June's mandatory minicamp.

Sam Bradford
QB ARI (9)
4 months ago

Coach Steve Wilks implied Tuesday that Bradford may be limited during the offseason program, Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bradford emerged from Week 1 last season with a left knee injury and made just one appearance the rest of the way. Arthroscopic surgery on Nov. 7 was the primary reason, but once healthy, he served as the primary backup to Case Keenum during the Vikings' playoff run. Moving on to the Cardinals in the offseason, Bradford is the favorite to be under center to kick off the upcoming campaign, but his voluminous history of knee injuries appears to be inducing some pause from Wilks, who doesn't want to "rush it" with his new QB, per Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com. As a result, Bradford is a candidate to have his workload capped during OTAs and mandatory minicamp.