The Minnesota Vikings have chosen their quarterback, and it isn't one of the three that were on their roster last year. As a result, Sam Bradford is heading elsewhere.
Kirk Cousins is reportedly the guy for the Minnesota Vikings. The former Washington quarterback is expected to sign with the Vikings tomorrow.
According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, Cousins is set to make $28 million a year for three years, though the deal is not finalized. That means likely new destinations for Bradford, Case Keenum, and Teddy Bridgewater.
Now, we know where Sam Bradford will likely wind up.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Bradford is heading to the Arizona Cardinals. He's only getting one year guaranteed, but it is for $20 million, with $15 million guaranteed.
Bradford has had a very interesting NFL career for a top-pick quarterback that is far from a bust, but can't quite stick with one situation. He was originally the No. 1 pick of the 2010 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams.
He lost what is essentially three seasons to injury in St. Louis. Eventually, the Rams flipped him to the Philadelphia Eagles for Nick Foles and some exchanged draft picks.
After a decent season in Philly, the Vikings acquired him for a first round pick following the devastating injury to Bridgewater. It seemed like a high price to pay for a quarterback who never quite lived up to his own draft position, but he played quite well in his time with Minnesota.
In 2016, Bradford threw for 3,877 yards, 20 touchdowns, and just five interceptions. He led the league by completing 71.6-percent of his passes.
He played very well in Week 1 against the Saints in 2017, but had to have his knee scoped due to wear-and-tear as a result of his ACL injuries. Keenum took over and led Minnesota to the NFC Championship Game.
Now, Bradford will take over for Carson Palmer, who retired after 14 NFL seasons and five with the Cardinals. Arizona was 8-8 last season.