Cardinals QB Sam Bradford says he feels as good as he’s ‘felt in a long time’
The Arizona Cardinals are set to begin the 2018 season with veteran quarterback Sam Bradford as the starter over rookie Josh Rosen.
Entering this new chapter of his career, there have been lingering questions concerning his health as he has had persistent issues over the years with his knees due to a pair of ACL tears earlier in his career with the then-St. Louis Rams. With that in mind, Bradford has voiced that his body is in a good spot heading into next year, according to John Weinfuss of ESPN.
“I know that right now, it does feel as good as it has felt in a long time,” Bradford said.
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Bradford has had his ups and downs with injuries throughout his career as he had only made two appearances last season with the Minnesota Vikings. He was the starter for the season opener but missed almost the rest of the year due to constant issues with his knees that allowed for Case Keenum to take over the starting spot in his absence.
This hasn’t been the case this offseason for Bradford as he has been able to remain healthy throughout the offseason without any persistent problems with his knees. He has been able to show that he can effectively lead the first-team offense that has helped earn the starting job to begin the 2018 season.
When healthy, he has proven to be a capable quarterback that can be a strong and accurate passer. It has simply been nagging knee issues that prevented his career from ever truly taking off. This could be his opportunity to finally showcase that he can be a long-term solution under center.