Sam Bradford, QB Arizona Cardinals

General Info

  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 197 lbs
  • DOB: 11-08-1987

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Cardinals QB Josh Rosen to get more first-team work

Monday, August 13, 2018, 6:37pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Sam Bradford will get more work in this week’s preseason game, but the Cardinals want to see rookie Josh Rosen with the first unit, too, coach Steve Wilks said Monday.

The Cardinals play the Saints on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact:

Rosen finished his first preseason game 6-of-13 for 41 yards with zero touchdowns and zero interceptions, but he got no help from the Cardinals’ second-team offensive line. Backup center Daniel Munyer‘s shotgun snaps to Rosen were low, including one that that rolled to him. Munyer estimated he had “five or six bad ones,” the story said.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside

With the Cardinals trading up to invest the 10th overall pick on Josh Rosen, Bradford is the only thing standing between the rookie and a starting spot. And that could be good news for Rosen—unless Bradford can buck his injury history. If the veteran can do that, he'll benefit from the presence of David Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald. Bradford is an accurate passer capable of moving an offense. He just has to be on the field to do it.

Fantasy Downside

Did we mention that injury history? There was an ankle problem in 2010, a torn ACL in 2013, a re-tear of the ACL in 2014, a shoulder injury in 2015, and then a knee bruise that ultimately needed surgery in 2017. Bradford said his knee feels good, coming out of a season that might have been the most frustrating of his career. He starred in a three-touchdown game in Week 1 to open the 2017 season, but the knee problem basically cost him the rest of the season. He briefly returned as the starter in Week 5 but was unable to finish the game, although he was healthy enough to backup Case Keenum during the Vikings' playoff run. Since missing the entire 2014 season with the torn ACL, Bradford played in 14 games in 2015, 15 games in 2016, and those two games last season.

2018 Bottom Line

Cardinals head strength coach Buddy Morris said he has talked with "everybody that's ever trained" Bradford, as well as Bradford's current physical therapist, in preparation for Bradford's Arizona debut. We'll have to see if it is enough to keep the veteran in the locked and upright position for a 16-game schedule. Beyond that, Bradford must fend off Rosen, who is as pro-ready as any quarterback in this year's draft. We're betting on Rosen to get the nod at some point early on (perhaps even during camp).

2018 Strength of Schedule - ARI
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
10
WAS
8
@LAR
5
CHI
7
SEA
27
@SF
2
@MIN
9
DEN
27
SF
BYE25
@KC
30
OAK
4
@LAC
29
@GB
26
DET
16
@ATL
8
LAR
7
@SEA

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2017 Game Stats
WkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPRRuAttYdsTDFumYPCPtsSnaps%
1NO27323463010.8112.812-300-1.5025.565/65100.0%
2@PIT---------------
3TB---------------
4DET---------------
5@CHI51136003.277.200000-1.426/7037.1%
6GB---------------
7BAL---------------
8@CLE---------------
9BYE---------------
10@WAS---------------
11LAR---------------
12@DET---------------
13@ATL---------------
14@CAR---------------
15CIN---------------
16@GB---------------
17CHI---------------
Per game16.0021.50191.001.5008.8811.941.00-1.5000-1.5013.4945.50/67.5068.57%
Totals3243382308.8811.942-300-1.5026.9891/13568.57%