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Cardinals QB Sam Bradford says ‘it’s challenging’ dealing with new role

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It has been nearly three weeks since the Arizona Cardinals demoted quarterback Sam Bradford to third-string. It appears he still has yet to get adjusted to his new role.

Bradford has been inactive ever since he was benched. According to Darren Urban of the team’s official website, he acknowledged that the transition has been difficult.

“It is challenging,” Bradford acknowledged. “But you kind of have to push your pride aside. My role has changed. But I still have a job to do, I’m still part of this team, and I am still going to do everything I can to help this team. It’s just figuring it out how I can do that in this new role.”

It is easy to see why Bradford may be having a tough time. He signed a lucrative two-year deal with Arizona hoping that he would help stabilize the offense under center. Unfortunately, it became evident early on that the Cardinals were ready to move on.

Bradford started the first three games of the season. He completed 50-of-80 passes for 400 yards, two touchdowns, and four interceptions during that span. As a result, head coach Steve Wilks decided to hand the keys over to quarterback Josh Rosen. Meanwhile, Bradford has fallen behind Mike Glennon as the third quarterback on the depth chart.

While the veteran’s situation is unfortunate, it was also expected given his lackluster play. Arizona is still the worst-ranked offense in the NFL by a number of metrics. However, Rosen has shown enough to promise to secure his job for the near future.