The Cardinals agreed to a one-year, $20 million deal with free agent Sam Bradford on Tuesday, ESPN reported, finding at least their short-term replacement for the retired Carson Palmer. In his first season with the Vikings, he completed almost 70 percent of his passes, had 20 touchdown and only five interceptions.
With the Minnesota Vikings' quarterback situation settled, other pieces appear to be falling into place.
Bradford, the first overall pick in the 2010 draft and one of the highest compensated players in National Football League history, likely is signing a short-term, incentive-laden deal after another knee injury limited him to two games with the Minnesota Vikings last season.More news: Shia LaBeouf on His Arrest and Racist Rant: 'IF*cked Up'
Nonetheless, Bradford brought stability to the quarterback position.
It's possible Bradford could have come back and started had Keenum struggled, but that wasn't the case and Bradford hit free agency. They have pick No. 15 in the first round.
The 30-year-old Bradford is an eight-year pro who was selected by the Rams with the first overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. He was shut down for the 2017 last season after needing surgery to help fix a bone bruise in his knee. He'll manage the offense, complete a high percentage of his passes (71.8 percent of them in his two seasons in Minnesota) and limit turnovers (just five interceptions in his past 17 games).