Arizona Cardinals release quarterback Sam Bradford
Sam Bradford entered the 2018 NFL season as the starting quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals. After a rough season with the Minnesota Vikings last year, Bradford was hoping to get his career back on track. That is not what ended up happening and now he has found himself without a job halfway through the season.
According to a news release from the Cardinals’ official Twitter account, the Cardinals have made the decision to release Bradford and move forward with Josh Rosen as the clear starter.
We have released QB Sam Bradford. https://t.co/32FZusGAZe
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) November 3, 2018
Following his slow start the season, Bradford made it clear that he understood the decision. He talked about his poor play and how he wished he had been able to play better to keep his job with the Cardinals.
“I think it was pretty obvious why (Wilks) made it. Obviously I wish I would’ve played better, that’s for sure. I wish I could’ve helped this team get off to a better start.”
Bradford has not been active since being benched. It was clear immediately after his benching that the Cardinals did not see him in their future. Releasing him now gives him a chance to land another job before the end of the 2018 season.
His tenure with the Cardinals will end with extremely underwhelming numbers. Bradford completed 62.5 percent of his pass attempts for 400 yards, two touchdowns, and four interceptions.
Needless to say, you don’t have to look too far to see why Bradford lost his spot with the Cardinals.
Expect to see him try to land with a new team before the end of the season. There are very few teams that will be willing to offer him much and likely none that will sign him to start.