Sam Bradford: “I feel really good right now”

AP

The Cardinals want to see more of Sam Bradford during the regular season.

That’s why they want to see more of him now.

Via Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic, Bradford’s workload has gradually increased over the offseason, leading into this week’s three-day minicamp.

“It was obviously good to be out there today to get some of that work,” Bradford said. “To this point, I’ve really just kind of been building into it. But I feel really good right now and obviously to be able to be out there and move around with the guys, it was a lot of fun today.”

The status of Bradford’s left knee will make his availability a question the rest of his career. But his current health is a good sign heading into training camp, where the Cardinals intend him to get comfortable as the starter.

“We devised a plan,” Bradford said. “We stuck to that plan and the plan was to get stronger and to feel good coming out of this part of the offseason so that during the five weeks leading up to training camp, I can really build on what we had done here and come into training camp ready to go.

“I think the plan’s worked. My body feels really good right now.”

As long as he holds up, the Cardinals can groom rookie Josh Rosen for the future. But Bradford’s background being what it is (he’s played 16 games twice in his career), it’s also important to have Rosen as ready as possible.

29 responses to “Sam Bradford: “I feel really good right now”

  1. He always does. But the IR will claim him soon enough. I think he tops the list of guys who got paid for nothing.

  2. That will change after week two of the preseason
    Sam Bradford – “ My legs hurt.”

  3. Sam has earned over $114M over his 8 years in the NFL and has another $22M guaranteed in Arizona. Never before has a player earned so much and contributed so little actual production. Maybe he’ll have a good season (he’s overdue) but Sam’s great NFL achievement has been his financial windfall based on the myth that he’s a truly great player who’s just had a lot of bad luck with injuries and bad coaches. Truth is Sam is overrated and always has been.

  4. I wonder how he feels knowing that he is the reason there is a rookie pay-scale? He probably feels $50 mil worth of “okay”.

  5. He really needs to get on roids and bulk up. That’s his only problem, staying healthy.

  6. jjackwagon says:

    June 13, 2018 at 8:37 am

    I wonder how he feels knowing that he is the reason there is a rookie pay-scale? He probably feels $50 mil worth of “okay”.
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    Jamarcus Russell is the reason!

  7. uglydingo says:
    June 13, 2018 at 8:28 am

    Sam has earned over $114M over his 8 years in the NFL and has another $22M guaranteed in Arizona. Never before has a player earned so much and contributed so little actual production. Maybe he’ll have a good season (he’s overdue) but Sam’s great NFL achievement has been his financial windfall based on the myth that he’s a truly great player who’s just had a lot of bad luck with injuries and bad coaches. Truth is Sam is overrated and always has been.
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    So 20 Tds and 5 Ints while setting the completion record at 71.6% in 2016 wasnt a good season? Mind you he was traded 7 days before the start of the regular season. Yea he gets beat up but lets not pretend the guy sucks either, when healthy hes pretty solid

  8. He has played 80 out of a possible 128 games in his 8 year career. He has never had a winning record. He has never gone to a Pro Bowl. How does this guy keep getting paid?!!! After this season in Arizona – he will have made $134 million!!!

  9. 81TinaKane says:
    June 13, 2018 at 8:58 am

    So 20 Tds and 5 Ints while setting the completion record at 71.6% in 2016 wasnt a good season? Mind you he was traded 7 days before the start of the regular season. Yea he gets beat up but lets not pretend the guy sucks either, when healthy hes pretty solid

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    20 TDs for the entire season? That’s a great year if your name is Teddy Bridgewater but for any other top tier QB that is horrible.

  10. He’s being paid like a competent QB, which is what he is. I don’t think he’s overrated or underrated. When healthy, which is rare, he’s good with flashes of really-good. I’d love to see him succeed in Arizona this year, for Larry’s sake if nothing else. Fitzgerald deserves to retire a winner.

  11. Has this dude ever had a complete season?
    A winning record?
    Good on him for continuing to rake in the cash lulz
    I feel good he says… yeah, cuz you haven’t been contacted or put on pads yet.

  12. The year he played for the Vikings he stood up tall behind the worst offense line in football and got hammered over and over. Several times I thought he would never get up. Until he played for us, I thought he might be fragile or a diva, but instead I saw a tough guy fighting through some awful tough situations and some awful mean hits. I’m rooting for you Sam. I know injuries have claimed your career, but I’d still like to see you succeed. Thanks for what you did for the Vikings and good luck.

  13. Its weird, in 2016 he played the whole year and played well despite playing behind a lousy O-line and getting beat to heck. Then in 2017 with a much improved O-line he gets hurt with hardly getting hit. This guy’s swings are about as easy to figure out as my wife’s mood swings.

  14. In every article we read that Sam has played 16 games twice in his career. That really isn’t a fair statement because he played 15 games in 2016 and the only reason he didn’t start the first game that season was because he was traded a week before the season opener. It’s implied that he didn’t play all the games because of injuries but he wasn’t injured that year and in fact got hit a ton and still made it through the season.

  15. uglydingo says:
    June 13, 2018 at 8:28 am
    Sam has earned over $114M over his 8 years in the NFL and has another $22M guaranteed in Arizona. Never before has a player earned so much and contributed so little actual production. Maybe he’ll have a good season (he’s overdue) but Sam’s great NFL achievement has been his financial windfall based on the myth that he’s a truly great player who’s just had a lot of bad luck with injuries and bad coaches. Truth is Sam is overrated and always has been.
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    Arizona did not guarantee Bradford 22M dollars, he has $15M guaranteed on a 1yr deal w/ a team option for next year, he has to play every game to hit 20.

  16. He should feel good for all the money has made while NOT playing for the Rams and Vikings, he has always been about an every-other year QB. So for game time he is right up there with Cousins. He’ll probably do well this year but break down either toward the end of the year or off season. Either way he will let you down.

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