OUTSam Bradford
QB FA
1 month ago

Bradford cleared waivers Monday, making him a free agent, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Arizona marked the fourth stop of Bradford's career, but his 2018 campaign lasted all of three appearances before coach Steve Wilks pulled him in favor of rookie quarterback Josh Rosen. During his time on the field, Bradford posted a career-worst 62.5 QB rating, which was fueled by a miserable 5.0 yards per attempt and two touchdowns versus four interceptions on 80 passes. Despite not making an appearance on Cardinals injury reports this season, Bradford reportedly didn't practice the five weeks before his release due to longstanding issues with his left knee, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN. As a result, any organization interested in Bradford will expose the veteran signal-caller to a physical to scrutinize his health.

OUTSam Bradford
QB FA
1 month ago1 Comment

Bradford was released by the Cardinals on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bradford signed a one-year, $20 million contract with Arizona in March and began the season as the starting quarterback, but has been relegated to third-string duties. The 30-year-old completed 50 of 80 passes for 400 yards with two touchdowns, four interceptions and two lost fumbles before being replaced by rookie Josh Rosen late in the Week 3 loss to the Bears. Bradford will hope to latch on elsewhere after a disastrous stint with the Cardinals.

OUTSam Bradford
QB FA
3 months ago

Bradford (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's contest against the Seahawks, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Bradford has yielded the No. 2 job to Mike Glennon after losing the starting QB gig to Josh Rosen last weekend. Unless something happens to the duo, Bradford seems destined to be deactivated on game day for the foreseeable future.

OUTSam Bradford
QB FA
3 months ago

Bradford is expected to be the Cardinals' No. 3 quarterback moving forward, resulting in inactive status on game days, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Cardinals won't officially confirm their Week 4 inactives until about 90 minutes before Sunday's 4:05 PM ET kickoff, but Bradford seemingly will be wearing street clothes with the Seahawks in town. Coach Steve Wilks will thus trust in Josh Rosen as the starting quarterback, with Mike Glennon backing up the 2018 first-round pick.

OUTSam Bradford
QB FA
3 months ago

Bradford (pectoral) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

As if getting demoted to backup quarterback behind a rookie wasn't enough, Bradford dealt with a pectoral injury this week, limiting him Wednesday and Thursday before taking every rep Friday. He'll enter the weekend with a clean bill of health, but snaps on Sundays will be difficult to come by unless something befalls Josh Rosen.

OUTSam Bradford
QB FA
3 months ago

Bradford (pectoral) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bradford's injury isn't much of a concern for the Cardinals now that Josh Rosen has been promoted to the starting job. The team may opt to use Mike Glennon as the No. 2 quarterback on game days, rather than paying Bradford a sizable bonus for each week he's on the active roster.

OUTSam Bradford
QB FA
3 months ago

Bradford has lost the starting job to Josh Rosen, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bradford put up just 20 points and committed six turnovers in three games, eventually getting benched during the fourth quarter of Sunday's 16-14 loss to the Bears. It remains to be seen if he'll be active for Week 4 as the backup quarterback, given that the Cardinals can avoid some of his roster bonuses if he isn't on the 46-man gameday squad. It would be cheaper for the team to use Mike Glennon as the backup for Sunday's game against Seattle.

OUTSam Bradford
QB FA
3 months ago

Bradford was replaced by Josh Rosen in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 16-14 loss to the Bears, finishing 13-of-19 passing for 157 yards with two touchdowns, two interceptions and a lost fumble.

EDGE Analysis

After tossing a pair of scores in the opening quarter, Bradford saw three consecutive drives end with punts to close out the first half. He then turned the ball over on three straight series coming out of the break, eventually giving way to Josh Rosen for the final five minutes of the game. The rookie completed four of seven passes for 36 yards and an interception, but he did nearly march the Cardinals into field-goal range right around the two-minute warning. It won't come as any surprise if Bradford is relegated to the backup job for Week 4 against Seattle.

OUTSam Bradford
QB FA
3 months ago

Coach Steve Wilks confirmed Bradford will remain the Cardinals' starting quarterback, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports. "Sam's the guy," Wilks said Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

The Cardinals are safely in the basement in terms of offensive output through two games, accounting for a dismal 350 yards to date. While Bradford is completing a modest 61 percent of his passes, he has just two completions of 20-plus yards en route to 243 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions. The scheme likely requires some tweaks, but presumed lesser quarterbacks have had better success with top-tier weapons like Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) and David Johnson. Until Bradford turns it around, the pressure to thrust rookie signal-caller Josh Rosen into action could become unceasing.

OUTSam Bradford
QB FA
3 months ago

Coach Steve Wilks didn't commit to Bradford as the starting quarterback for Week 3 against Chicago, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wilks didn't actually say anything specific, sticking with the typical coach statement of "everybody will be evaluated." Bradford struggled through another awful outing in Sunday's 34-0 loss to the Rams, completing 17 of 27 passes for 90 yards and an interception. With Josh Rosen waiting in the wings and Arizona's season seemingly going nowhere, Bradford will be on a short leash even if he does keep the starting job for another week.