The Arizona Cardinals are heading to the bargain bin for their veteran quarterback once again, following a similar mold to their last addition of Carson Palmer, by signing Sam Bradford in free agency according to multiple reports.
According to Schefter, the contract is a one-year, $20 million deal with $15 million guaranteed and a $20 million option.
Bradford began the year as the Vikings' starter but played in just two games due to a knee ailment.
After throwing for 3,800 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2016, Bradford started off 2017 strong. It was to the same knee where the quarterback had twice torn his ACL, though tests this time revealed no structural damage.
The Bradford news came less than 24 hours after reports said fellow former Vikings quarterback Case Keenum was set to sign with the Denver Broncos, and former Redskins QB Kirk Cousins will sign with the Vikings. He initially was injured in Week 1, missed Weeks 2-4 and saw his comeback in Week 5 end before halftime when he re-aggravated the injury. He was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2010.
Bradford, the first overall pick in the 2010 draft and one of the highest compensated players in National Football League history, likely is signing a short-term, incentive-laden deal after another knee injury limited him to two games with the Minnesota Vikings last season. "I'm just happy to be on the field". He did show much promise in the season opener putting up a almost flawless performance by completing 27-of-32 passes for three touchdowns while holding a 143.0 passer rating. He also has had 57 interceptions and 33 fumbles.