Cardinals Demote Sam Bradford To No. 3 QB, Will Be Inactive


Adam Schefter reports that the Cardinals have demoted Sam Bradford to their No. 3 quarterback after he was benched last week in favor of rookie QB Josh Rosen.

This means that Bradford will be inactive for Week 4’s game and will result in him losing his weekly active roster bonus of $312,500.

The Cardinals will have Mike Glennon as their No. 2 quarterback behind Rosen.

The talk of benching Bradford has been going around the past few weeks, so this doesn’t come as a big surprise, especially when you consider that Arizona can save over $4 million in unpaid per-game roster bonuses by sitting him or releasing him outright.

Bradford, 30, is a former first-round pick of the Rams back in 2010. He spent four years with the Rams before he was traded to the Eagles in 2015. After Bridgewater sustained a serious knee injury last year, the Eagles traded him to the Vikings for draft compensation.

Bradford played out the final year of his two-year, $36 million contract that included $36 million guaranteed with the Vikings.

The Cardinals signed him to a two-year, $40 million contract that includes $15 million guaranteed this past offseason. Bradford stands to make base salaries of $5 million and $7.5 million over the next two years of the agreement.

In 2018, Bradford has appeared in three games for the Cardinals and completed 62.5 percent of his passes for 400 yards to go along with two touchdowns and four interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 34 quarterback out of 34 qualifying players.

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