Sam Bradford demoted to Cardinals’ No. 3 QB
Could the season have gone any worse for Arizona Cardinals’ quarterback Sam Bradford? From being signed to be the starter to struggling mightily and getting benched for rookie Josh Rosen, things simply have not gone as planned for the veteran quarterback out of Oklahoma. Now, things are getting even worse.
According to a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN, Bradford has been demoted to the third-string quarterback and will be inactive this afternoon against the Seattle Seahawks.
Rosen has been named the starting quarterback, marking the start of a new era in Arizona. There is a lot of excitement about Rosen, who came into the game last week and threw for 36 yards, no touchdowns, and an interception. Obviously, there are some concerns about Rosen, but the right move is being made.
In his time as the starter this season, Bradford completed 62.5 percent of his passes for 400 yards, two touchdowns, and four interceptions.
Arizona will roll with Mike Glennon as their No. 2 quarterback this week. Bradford could find his way back to being Rosen’s backup, but it seems like the ship has sailed on his opportunity to start unless something happens to Rosen.
At 30 years old, Bradford’s career may very well be in its final stages. He has not had consistent success throughout his career and the last couple of seasons have seen him lose starting jobs.
Schefter also mentioned that Bradford will be missing out on a $312,500 roster bonus that comes with being on the 46-man active roster and over $4 million worth of bonus money if he remains inactive over the course of the year.
All of that being, it will be intriguing to see how Rosen performs in his first career start. Arizona needs something to be excited about and Rosen taking over gives the fans something to look forward to.