Cardinals’ Starting QB Job ‘Sam Bradford’s To Lose’

Despite Sam Bradford having not participated in as much of the Cardinals’ offseason program, Steve Wilks has determined the injury-prone veteran is his starter, barring something unexpected. The first-year coach said the Cards’ QB1 job is Bradford’s to lose, per Kyle Odegard of, then indicating Josh Rosen and Mike Glennon will compete for the backup position.

The Cardinals brought the ninth-year quarterback along slowly this offseason. Bradford has not played extensively since the 2016 season. He started twice for the 2017 Vikings but made it through just one game healthy.

This is the time where he needs to step it up,” Wilks said of Bradford’s return to action. “He understands and knows that. We’ve got to proceed forward with our timing. He’s ready.”

During Arizona’s offseason program, Wilks labeled this an open competition with the caveat Bradford was signed to start this season. He’s not wavering from that stance at this point. Bradford is expected to practice fully during camp. Wilks said he feels “great” about where Bradford’s at in his return from his latest bout of significant knee trouble.

I didn’t play a ton of football last year, so being able to get back in the flow of things, get back in rhythm and play again, and see how my knee reacts, see how my mind reacts out there on the field in practice,” Bradford said. “I think it’s important in these next couple of weeks to re-establish that rhythm.”

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7 comments on “Cardinals’ Starting QB Job ‘Sam Bradford’s To Lose’

    • crosseyedlemon

      I assume your referring to Bradford but look at what the Bears paid Mike Glennon for one win.

  1. crosseyedlemon

    To have one of the greatest WRs of all time in Larry Fitzgerald and a QB group this weak is just sad.

  2. CubsRebsSaints

    Wow! Great topic to write on Sam! Seriously find something a bit more interesting. Or something that is news. Everyone has known this since Bradford was signed, when arisen was drafted, and still today we know this.

    • crosseyedlemon

      I imagine Sam is open to hearing your suggestions as to what news stories would interest Cardinal fans at this time. This article may not be fresh news but at least it isn’t fake news.

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