Five Teams To Watch This Offseason, Part Five of Five: Arizona Cardinals

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They needed a quarterback - desperately - since they didn't have one under contract for 2018 heading into the legal tampering period Monday afternoon that precedes the start of free agency on Wednesday.

The Cardinals are in need of a quarterback after Carson Palmer - who had been the team's quarterback for five years - retired at the end of the 2017 season.

The news also comes just hours after reports surfaced that former Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins would sign a deal with the Vikings.

What does Bradford bring to the Cardinals?

Arizona is now estimated to have almost $22 million in available cap space, but that's before the expected signing of quarterback Sam Bradford, who will reportedly make $20 million on a one-year deal with an option for 2019.

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Responding to news of Bradford being slated to make $20 million this year in Arizona, Weddle wrote on Twitter that the contract was stupid. He's a career 62.5 percent passer with a 1.77 touchdown-to-interception rate.

The hyped quarterback-rich draft, too, still awaits, where the Browns, Giants, Broncos, Jets and Bills are expected to consider the likes of Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen, Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson. And Bradford himself is seen as a major injury risk after playing in all of two games due to a bum knee last season.

He was never the same, though, after suffering a mysterious knee injury.

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Cardinals finally found their quarterback. He was traded to Minnesota in September 2016 and started 15 games that season after Teddy Bridgewater's knee injury. The University of Oklahoma product missed the entirety of the 2014 season with a torn ACL.

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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