Here's what the Sam Bradford signing means to the Cardinals

Here's what the Sam Bradford signing means to the Cardinals

As the NFL's quarterback carousel keeps turning, Sam Bradford intends to sign with the Arizona Cardinals, a source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter.

How the deal is structured exactly is not yet known, though according to Arizona Sports 98.7 FM's John Gambadoro, the Cardinals have some protection in case Bradford gets hurt as he has in the past.

The No. 1 overall pick in 2010 out of Oklahoma cost the St. Louis Rams a fortune, but was nothing close to what they expected him to be.

Bradford, who was slated to be an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday, performed well in his first season with the Minnesota Vikings in place of an injured Teddy Bridgewater.

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The addition of Bradford is a welcome one for the Cardinals, who have been in need of a quarterback since Carson Palmer announced his retirement in January. Sadly, the only winning record in Bradford's career came in 2017, when he started just two games, with Minnesota winning both. The veteran quarterback posted the league's highest completion percentage in his first season with the Vikings, and Bradford, 30, looked poised for a breakout year in 2017.

According to the Arizona Republic, Cousins was Plan A, but he'll be signing with Bradford's former team, the Vikings. In his sophomore season, he missed six games due to injury. His 101.1 quarterback with Minnesota was the best mark of the four teams he has played with. A $10 million bonus would make his cap hit in 2018 $15 million. He was the starter in 2014 and 2015 before suffering a torn ACL in the final preseason practice of 2016, and has played in just one game since.

In Bradford's only season with the Eagles (2015), he passed for 3,725 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions. He was traded to Philadelphia in 2015.

Like the other two quarterbacks, McCown also had an injury impact his latest season.