Sam Bradford's reported contract with Cardinals not cheap

Sam Bradford

2018 NFL free agency: Bills have 'some interest' in QB Sam Bradford

According to the NFL Network, Bradford has said his knee injury subsided in recent months, allowing him to return to practice ahead of the postseason, and that he "absolutely" intends to keep playing in 2018. He also completed an impressive 71.6 percent of his throws, which led all passers.

The Cardinals have been looking for a replacement at quarterback following the retirement of Carson Palmer after the 2017 season.

Bradford makes a lot of sense as a bridge option for rookie coach Steve Wilks and an Arizona "D" that isn't far from contention. And it became all but a certainty when the Vikings agreed to acquire free-agent quarterback Kirk Cousins on Tuesday, as Schefter reported. His 101.1 quarterback with Minnesota was the best mark of the four teams he has played with. He was part of a trade between the St. Lois Rams and Eagles where they basically swapped quarterbacks.

He went 7-8. His remaining career record is 27-37-1. Glennon was a third-round draft pick by Tampa Bay in 2013. And maybe things will turn around for Bradford in Arizona. Maybe the 30-year-old Bradford can stay healthy long enough to experience success that he still could be capable of achieving.

Peterson's release was not unexpected, with David Johnson returning from injury and expected to fill the primary running back spot.

For me, that's too many maybes. After that, the former first overall pick was plagued by injuries and only managed to play two more quarters of football all year.

The contract can not be finalized until the new league year opens on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET.

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