Sam Bradford confident in knee, says it “feels good”

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Sam Bradford passed his physical, making his deal with the Cardinals official. Despite his history of knee problems, which kept him out of most of last season, Bradford is confident he will return healthy.

My knee feels good,” Bradford told Darren Urban of the team website. “I went through some struggles last year with it, and it was probably one of the most frustrating seasons I’ve had mentally. The first part of the season, I just couldn’t get it to calm down. But with the procedure I had in November, I was able to get myself into a position to suit up for the playoff games, and really since then, it felt good.”

Bradford, 30, completed 72 percent of his passes for 4,259 yards, 23 touchdowns and five interceptions in 17 games in Minnesota. He was 9-8 as the team’s starter.

Bradford has never started a playoff game, but is ready to do just that with the Cardinals.

“This team is an extremely talented team, and I feel there are already a lot of pieces in place to do something special this year,” Bradford said. “Obviously, there is a lot of work to be done given that it will be a new system on offense and getting familiar with the system. But I think we have a lot of talent and we have the opportunity to win right now.”

25 responses to “Sam Bradford confident in knee, says it “feels good”

  1. Hmmm… and we saw how Tom Brady (also former ACL Tear-guy) attempted to run to catch a pass in the Super Bowl two months ago hahaha

    Like Teddy Bridgewater, Bradford is “Damaged Goods”

  2. I wish him well, but I don’t think he will be starting any playoff games in the near future.

  3. I believe he told Zimmer the exact same thing before the Bears game …

  4. Bradford was so abused by his offensive line and lack of receiving in st. louis.

    129 sacks in 49 games.

  5. Rodgers took 50 plus sacks in one year lol. Don’t blame the Rams line for Bradford being soft…. But playoffs is gonna be a tough achievement

  6. talent? where? 1 receiver, 1 running back, no return guy, no fullback, no te to speak of, no oline. talent?

  7. “Rodgers took 50 plus sacks in one year lol.
    Don’t blame the Rams line for Bradford being soft”
    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

    Rodgers is mobile.
    His sacks were many trips and bumps while rolling out.

    The majority of Bradford’s sacks were STANDING TALL BLINDSIDE sacks.
    The st. louis rams offensive line contributed to the team’s sale and move to L.A..

    If you don’t know how bad st. louis offensive line was… you don’t know anything about the NFL.

    Marc Bulger st. louis Statistics:

    254 sacks – 95 games

    Yeah… st. louis offensive line was great.


  8. I think we can all agree that Bradford/Glennon is not what Larry Fitzgerald had in mind when he decided to come back for another season.

  9. True story: Sam Bradford has never led a team to the playoffs. Let that sink in. This guy has made more money than most QBs and he has never led a team to a winning record or the playoffs. But, we’re supposed to believe that his completion percentage matters when he has never thrown for 4,000 yards or 30 TDs in a season in his career!

  10. As a Cards fan, it’s a pretty rough week when you find $20 million for Sam Bradford while watching the Honey Badger depart. This is the time of year when you are supposed to have hope, not despair.

  11. And spending $ 27 million on your # 1 and # 2 QB, just 1 million less than KIRK and his # 2 and # 3

    But if SAM’S knee does hold up he is a very good QB, great thrower and a good leader, just don’t ask him to run.

  12. Sam Bradford confident in knee

    He’s probably the only one. He’s as fragile as Humpty Dumpty.

  13. It would have been really interesting IF Bradford had (or even still) rehabbed and trained with Brady’s physical therapist/trainer. Then we all could see if there is another success story that trainer could hang his hat on or reveal if it is pretty much voodoo.

  14. Sure as hell better be for 20M! My knees are crap but I’m man enough to say it. Plus ex SF and tradecraft. LOL so not to worri d. Bradford for 29M (I wanted Keenum for 7-14M. Elway played it BEAutifully!!!

  15. All players have Bad knees. Bradford is BIG and has. Big arm so that knee stays well and the team can be damn good. 64% completion and this team is SB bound. People forget DJohnson will cut Bradford’s hits in half. New rules prevent going after 20M QBs. So no matter how much I wanted Keenum. This might not be bad. Brady blew out his knee with a ton other long term protective QBs.

  16. As I read it’s knee, money, knee, money, knee, money, knee, money,.
    Brady: knee, money,, Breez shoulder, Money, and on and on. Every WB makes a to. And every QB has a major I jury from HS to College to NFL.

  17. He passed their, “physical”.That is what matters at the end of the day to the team. But $20M is helluva lot for a QB with a injury history that reads as long as the Red Sea Scroll. Hopefully he stays upright for the whole season. Anyways what did anyone expect Bradford to say to $20M? Some people would give up a good leg for that much and get fitted with a gold laced prosthetic leg.

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