Giants Not Interested In Sam Bradford

Pat Shurmur coached Sam Bradford on each of the quarterback’s first three teams, and the coach’s current squad has an uncertain future at football’s marquee position.

But don’t expect the Giants to bring in Bradford. They are not interested in adding the oft-injured passer, ESPN.com’s Diana Russini tweets.

The Cardinals cut Bradford earlier on Saturday, and instead of receiving his outright release as he would have if this move occurred during the season’s first half, Bradford will be on the waiver wire. He has $2.355MM in base salary remaining in 2018.

He’s attached to a contract that runs through 2019 but only via option. If Bradford is on a team’s roster on the third day of the 2019 league year with this contract, he receives a $10MM roster bonus and his $7.5MM base salary becomes fully guaranteed. It’s hard to envision that happening.

Bradford, who will turn 31 next week, could be bound for free agency given his extensive injury troubles. The Giants are not remotely solidified at quarterback beyond this season.

Under Shurmur in 2016, Bradford set the since-broken completion percentage record (71.6) and threw 20 touchdown passes and five interceptions. Bradford’s finished with his highest full-season passer rating (99.3) of his career but has dealt with significant injury trouble since. He’s dealt with a pectoral malady since being benched this season.

Eli Manning‘s contract runs through 2019, but with the team now showing signs it’s ready to rebuild, the soon-to-be 38-year-old passer wouldn’t fit. He’s completing passes at a career-high 68.3 percent clip, but the Giants are 1-7 and have many holes that are less easily filled with a franchise-QB salary on their payroll. Manning’s owed $23.2MM in 2019; it would cost the Giants $6.2MM in dead money to release their 15-year quarterback next year. Manning also has a no-trade clause, further complicating potential proceedings.

Giants backup Kyle Lauletta was also arrested this week and is facing several charges. It’s fairly obvious the Giants will have to make a big quarterback move next year. It’s just unclear what path they’ll take. As of now, it doesn’t look like Bradford will be involved.

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18 comments on “Giants Not Interested In Sam Bradford

  1. sefthereject

    With the picks they have I wouldn’t be surprised if they put a package together and trade for Carr.

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    • pt57

      Not saying that won’t happen, but that would be a very dumb thing to do.

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    • wellyou'rewrong

      Considering that that’s only dumb but also past the deadline.

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    • Perksy

      What picks? They have an extra 4th and 5th, and no 3rd. Not exactly big time draft capital. They made a mistake by not making more trades at the deadline to acquire more picks.

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    • crosseyedlemon

      It would make more sense for the Giants to trade for a hearse than a carr.

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  2. Nortexfan2

    This is where each team gets their own article noting they are not interested in Sam Bradford…

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  3. SlPkNtJP

    Thank the heavens …. I hate this guy … signing Sam Bradford is like getting generic Oreos at the supermarket. Your mom says it’s the same as regular Oreos but they taste different and you don’t get the same amount of filling … that’s Sam Bradford. Someone saying he’s good but after week 6 it all comes back down for this f***ing guy. I’ll take a flyer on Teddy Bridgewater thanks. We have no line and he can scramble. That’s what the giants need right now.

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  4. SlPkNtJP

    I would also like his agent present whenever I’m negotiating a raise with my job … that’s the real mvp right there.

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    • crosseyedlemon

      I doubt the agent would want any award. He’s probably already embarrassed that he represents a player who devalued the Heisman Trophy as much as Bradford did.

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      • Polish Hammer

        Because guys that win the Heisman all become great NFL QBs…

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  5. linc_case

    No to Carr, no to Bradford, a maybe to Bridgewater (if he will come here in a Warner-type role for 2019).

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  6. mitchrapp

    Bradford has been all hype and then all bust everywhere he’s been in the NFL.

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