(AP Photo/Matt York) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 2 Comments Share In 2017, Bradford found himself among Alex Smith, Carson Palmer and Joe Flacco as tier five starters or “guys, veterans and place holders.”Fast forward to 2018, and he’s found himself in tier six — the “good luck” category — with Miami Dolphins signal caller Ryan Tannehill.As for Bradford, well, I haven’t been fooled in a long, long time, but amazingly here is always another GM ready to give him another $20M to invariably rehab from another season-ending surgery. Good for him. But rookie Josh Rosen will end up playing more football for the Cardinals than he will next year.Since joining the league in 2010 as a member of the St. Louis Rams, Bradford has missed a total of 48 games over eight seasons. His only full two seasons of work came in his first years with the Rams. Out of a possible 128 starts, the signal caller has made 80.Related LinksThe timeline of potential Cardinals QB Sam Bradford’s career, injuriesBut Bradford has shown recently he can get the job done when healthy.After being traded from the Philadelphia Eagles to the Minnesota Vikings in 2016, Bradford had a career year. He completed a league-leading and NFL record 71.6 percent of his passes for 3,977 yards and 20 touchdowns and just five interceptions. Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Fellow Cardinal Mike Glennon made the list in 2017 as a tier five starting quarterback along with Bradford when he was a member of the Chicago Bears. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling It should come as no surprise to Arizona Cardinals fan by now.Cardinals quarterback Sam Bradford has a history with injuries.According to CBS NFL reporter Jason La Canfora, that history has his arrow trending down compared to the other starting quarterbacks in the NFL.Using seven tiers from “bona fide franchise quarterbacks” to “the verdict is out,” La Canfora ranked all 32 starters ahead of the 2018 season.