Arizona Cardinals making progress to rework Tyrann Mathieu's contract

The Cardinals have been looking for a replacement at quarterback following the retirement of Carson Palmer after the 2017 season.

The Vikings plan to sign former Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins to a three-year fully guaranteed contract, according to a Tuesday morning report from Schefter. And now Bradford gets another $20 million this year with the Cardinals.

Responding to news of Bradford being slated to make $20 million this year in Arizona, Weddle wrote on Twitter that the contract was stupid.

The Vikings didn't see any drop-off from Bradford to Keenum, which made it more likely that they'd move on from the 2010 No. 1 pick.


The Minnesota Vikings acquired Bradford in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles after Teddy Bridgewater suffered a knee injury ahead of the 2016 season. He's a career 62.5 percent passer with a 1.77 touchdown-to-interception rate. The former first-overall pick has already surpassed $114 million in career earnings, including $25 million from the Vikings, before his new deal with the Cardinals, according to OverTheCap.com. Protecting against the possibility of Keenum being just a one-year wonder, the Broncos chose to give him just a two-year deal and don't regard him yet as their long-term starter.

The Cardinals don't have any other quarterbacks under contract. He only appeared in one more game for the remainder of the season, missing time due to injury as Case Keenum took over the signal-calling duties.

After being named National Football League offensive rookie of the year in 2010, Bradford tore his left ACL in the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

If Bradford can stay healthy, and that's a BIG if, then maybe he can keep the Cardinals afloat for the next year of two while they get their franchise quarterback ready to go.


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