The physical was passed and pen was put to paper, as the Arizona Cardinals have officially brought on their new starting quarterback in Sam Bradford.
Some highlights of Bradford’s career courtesy of the Arizona Cardinals.
- Posted the best season of his career with the Vikings in 2016 when he established an NFL single-season record for completion percentage (71.6%). That record was eclipsed by Drew Brees (72.0%) in 2017.
- Set a Vikings franchise record with 395 completions in 2016 and became the first player in NFL history to throw five-or-fewer interceptions while attempting 550+ passes in a season. Bradford threw just five interceptions on 552 attempts that year.
- Threw for a career-high 3,877 yards with 20 touchdowns and had a career-best 99.3 passer rating (fourth in Vikings history) in 2016 with Minnesota. He had a 100+ passer rating in a career-high eight games (tied for second in Vikings history) and had 10 games without an interception (tied for the most in Vikings history) that season.
- In 17 starts over two seasons with the Vikings (2016-17), Bradford completed 71.8% of his pass attempts with 23 touchdowns, five interceptions and a passer rating of 101.1. He completed at least 70% of his pass attempts in 12 of his 17 starts with Minnesota.
- In his lone season with the Eagles in 2015, Bradford set a franchise record for completion percentage (65%) and has the second most completions (346) and fifth most passing yards (3,725) in team history.
Bradford will be the newest in a line of veteran quarterbacks to start for the Arizona Cardinals, dating back to Kurt Warner.
The Cardinals have found success with this method and will look to keep Bradford healthy moving forward to try and put together another winning season.