Sam Bradford Clears Waivers

Sam Bradford will no longer be attached to his Cardinals contract. Waived on Saturday, the ninth-year quarterback cleared waivers Monday, per Field Yates of ESPN.com (on Twitter). He’s a free agent.

This was expected given the latest lofty accord to which he was signed. But Bradford may not be landing with a new team too soon. He’s still experiencing knee pain because of an extensive injury past.

In his final five weeks as a Cardinal, Bradford did not practice, with ESPN’s Chris Mortensen tweeting the knee was the cause of this. Bradford also was dealing with a pectoral injury. No cartilage remains in Bradford’s left knee, and bone-on-bone situation may make it difficult for another team to believe he can stay healthy enough to be an option as a short-term stopgap starter or a backup.

Bradford will turn 31 this week. The Cardinals will be charged an additional $2.35MM, per Tom Pelissero of NFL.com (via Twitter), due to the former No. 1 overall pick clearing waivers.

Although some teams are in need at quarterback, Bradford may not be a fit. The Giants are not believed to be interested. The Cardinals guaranteed him $20MM on a two-year deal with a 2019 option but only started him for three games. Steve Wilks benched Bradford for Josh Rosen in Week 3. Bradford threw just 80 passes as a Cardinal.

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14 comments on “Sam Bradford Clears Waivers

  1. dionls

    Sucks to be the Browns….. waited years for a franchise QB and finally took one last draft, only to now how one available as a free agent. That’s why the browns will never be good….

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  2. crosseyedlemon

    The body can only take so much battering. I think he retires and maybe looks around to see if any broadcasting work is available.

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  3. elscorcho the marlin
    elscorcho the marlin

    Only team I can see grabbing him is the jaguars.

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  4. joefriday14
    joefriday14

    Now is the time, the Bills should take a knee and take Bradford. He could help with the Olean fans and develop an over the top offense. We can never have enough quarterbacks and should consider starting 11 quarterbacks on offense against the Jets

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    • crosseyedlemon

      Buffalo is the most frugal team in the league so they might need some extra incentive to sign Sam. Perhaps a 2 for 1 Heisman discount that allows O.J to attempt a comeback.

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  5. Sick of Losing

    kinda feel bad for the guy because his knee is probably messed up for life … but man… all that money.

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  6. left

    I’d sure feel more comfortable with Bradford than Cooper Rush as a backup qb.

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  7. Guest617

    take a year off to rehab a full recovery and follow the foot steps of jay cutler

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  8. WazBazbo

    The Arizona Cardinals might be the team to go down in NFL history as “the last team dumb enough to give Bradford a lot of money.”

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  9. Bubba

    I heard the Dumboys and nose picker Jerra offered 2 first rounders for him

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  10. mitchrapp

    Sucks that at age 31 he’s go no cartilage in his knee. He got paid but that is lifelong pain.

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