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Sam Bradford can be a bridge to somewhere for the Arizona Cardinals

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Bradford is a bridge quarterback, but he can help the Cardinals get to where they want to be.

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Heading into the 2018 season for the Arizona Cardinals, Sam Bradford is the starting quarterback, this has been the statement of Head Coach Steve Wilks:

“I’ve stated this several times: Sam Bradford is our starter,” head coach Steve Wilks told NFL Network’s Omar Ruiz during minicamp.

The illusion of Josh Rosen starting is always a good one to have, and the reality is he likely will with Bradford's health, but Bradford is not a pushover as a starter.

As Bleacher Report points out:

Bradford is only one year removed from setting an NFL record with a 71.6 completion percentage (which the New Orleans SaintsDrew Brees broke last season).

In fact, Bradford’s last season as a starter was special according to Pro Football Focus:

Bradford can come in for a year and not only bridge the gap for the Cardinals but likely keep the Cardinals competitive and competent on offense.

He is a special talent when it comes to accuracy at all levels of the field and does as good of a job as anyone getting the ball out quick and on time to his weapons.

As a bridge, you usually expect poor performance, a bad season and counting the minutes until the rookie comes in.

With Bradford, the only question will be, as always… health.