ESPN: Baker Mayfield, Sam Bradford could land with Arizona Cardinals


Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer announced his retirement from football on Tuesday, which could bode well for a pair of Oklahoma quarterbacks in search of a job.

2017 Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield will be in search of a franchise in late April as he makes the jump from college to the NFL.

ESPN’s Josh Weinfuss thinks if Mayfield slips to the middle of the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Cardinals should take a shot on the former walk-on quarterback.

“There’s a chance Mayfield could be around when the Cardinals go on the clock with the No. 15 pick in the first round of April’s NFL draft,” Weinfuss writes. “And if he is, the Cardinals may need to buck their “best player available” philosophy and take a chance on him.”

If Mayfield is taken off the board, however, Arizona might turn to another Heisman Trophy winner from Oklahoma.

2008 Heisman winner Sam Bradford would be one of the best free-agent options for the Cardinals. Despite health concerns surrounding the current Minnesota Vikings quarterback, Weinfuss thinks Bradford “still has one of the best arms in the NFL.”

The Cardinals have plenty of names to choose from with a potentially quarterback-heavy draft on deck for the league. Go to ESPN.com for more on what the Cardinals might do to replace the retired Palmer.

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