Cardinals QB Sam Bradford on schedule in recovery
In the months that have followed the decision to ink veteran quarterback Sam Bradford to a one-year, $20 million deal, he has been tabbed as being the starter in line for the 2018 NFL season for the Arizona Cardinals.
There has been much attention being paid toward the recovery process for Bradford, who has been dealing with nagging knee issues related to his previous ACL tears. According to AZCardinals.com, head coach Steve Wilks stated on Tuesday that the 30-year-old is on pace in his rehab over the last few months.
“I think he’s on schedule,” Wilks said. “He feels real confident right now with how his knee feels. Again, we are doing a great job in-house with the trainers and strength and conditioning coach and getting him where he needs to be. I think from a mental standpoint, he’s feeling pretty good.”
This looks to be an ongoing process given Bradford’s long injury history in relation to his knees that have prevented him from truly ingraining himself as the starter in any of his stops since being traded from the then-St.Louis Rams. The Cardinals are hoping that he can prove to be a viable starter for the 2018 season despite having rookie quarterback Josh Rosen behind him on the depth chart competing for playing time.
There is still plenty of time for Bradford to get himself physically prepared for the 2018 season as he hasn’t had any setbacks along the way. When healthy, he has proven to be a capable starting quarterback that can lead to the offense in the passing game
It may merely be the Cardinals being patient with the process with Bradford to have him on the field to start the 2018 season. In the meantime, there doesn’t appear to be any level of concern from Arizona concerning this being a lingering issue at this point time.