Pro Bowl safety Eric Weddle rips Cardinals’ signing of Sam Bradford
So, the Arizona Cardinals got a quarterback.
Free agent Sam Bradford reportedly agreed to a deal with the Cardinals on Tuesday that will pay him $20 million in 2018, $15 million of which is guaranteed.
The signing generated plenty of reaction locally and nationally, mostly of the “Bradford is decent — when he’s healthy” variety.
It’s a valid point.
Bradford has played in only 62.5 percent of regular season games since the St. Louis Rams made him the top overall choice in the 2010 draft.
Last season in Minnesota, he started only two games and missed 14 due to a knee injury.
Players around the league also reacted to Bradford’s new deal. Former Cardinals defensive back Jerraud Powers quoted a tweet by reporter Adam Schefter about the deal with the following:
Sam been getting paid since he got drafted #1 lol https://t.co/F2GSNuqKOT
— Jerraud Powers (@JPowers25) March 13, 2018
Pro Bowl safety Eric Weddle of the Baltimore Ravens took it a step further.
So dumb. Bradford has been paid more for nothing than anyone in history of nfl
— Eric Weddle (@weddlesbeard) March 13, 2018
Bradford signed a massive six-year, $78 million contract with the Rams in 2010, the last year before the new collective bargaining agreement took hold in the NFL. In March of 2016, he inked a two-year, $36 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.
And Wednesday, he’ll finalize his third contract, which means he would have earned $134 million over eight NFL seasons.