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

The Bills and other National Football League teams are allowed to begin negotiating with agents of free agents beginning Monday but can't officially come to terms until 4 p.m on Wednesday.

The Arizona Cardinals have found their replacement for Carson Palmer at quarterback. Early Tuesday, news broke of Kirk Cousins heading to the Vikings and Case Keenum signing with Denver. They turned down his request last summer for a one-year, $4 million extension.

Bradford's trouble with injuries continued in 2017 as he was limited to just two games because of a third injury to his left knee.

The Heisman Trophy victor was drafted by St. Louis with the first overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

According to ESPN and, the 30-year-old's one-year contract - for which $15m of the $20m is guaranteed - also contains an option for a second season at another $20m, meaning he could ultimately earn $40m through 2019.

The Arizona Cardinals and safety Tyrann Mathieu "are making positive strides" toward a restructured deal that would keep the defensive back in Arizona, according to an AZ Central report.

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Bradford affords them the opportunity to make a run at a top draft pick.

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Cardinals finally found their quarterback. He missed most of 2017 with an aggravation of his previous ACL injuries.

Bradford underwent season-ending knee surgery in November with hopes of curing ligament damage, but the procedure might not have returned him to full fitness.

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.

Bradford appears to be healthy, at least as healthy as someone who has gotten hurt as many time as he has, can.

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