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Arizona Cardinals move Sam Bradford to third on depth chart, could lose game day bonuses moving forward

The Arizona Cardinals have demoted Sam Bradford to third string.

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There is an underrated aspect of the benching of Sam Bradford, with the elevation of Mike Glennon to second string.

Josh Rosen as the starting quarterback is the obvious headline, but with Sam Bradford being demoted to third team, likely being inactive on game day means the Arizona Cardinals are going to save a lot of money.

That’s the very positive way to look at it, the Cardinals are saving money.

The not so positive is something that my buddy and co-host Jess Root said on the Rise Up, See Red Podcast the other day. How does this play in the NFL with other players? Is Bradford’s inactive status something that will turn players off to playing in Arizona?

Jess brought the point up on the podcast that making Bradford inactive just for the point of saving money is something that may not play well in the eyes of many.

I never thought about it that way, in fact my argument for Badford being inactive was always about the idea that Rosen should never have to think about Bradford coming back into play. The only time that would ever be discussed is if, heaven forbid, Rosen was to miss more than one game due to injury.

Do you think the benching of Bradford and now the demotion to gameday inactive is something that makes sense or is it a fine line the Cardinals are walking?