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 Saints’ Drew 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.