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The Cardinals asked new quarterback Sam Bradford to stop skiing

Posted at 3:03 PM, Mar 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-19 18:03:50-04

There's no questioning the talent of new Arizona Cardinals quarterback Sam Bradford, who signed a two-year contract with the team Friday.

There are questions, however, about the durability of the former Heisman Trophy winner, as injuries have caused him to miss significant playing time throughout Bradford's eight-year NFL career. The former Vikings QB missed most of last season due to a knee injury that Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer called "degenerative."

Zimmer also noted Bradford went skiing in Wyoming in February, which probably won't do much to quell concerns of Cardinals fans about Bradford's long-term health.

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Following his introductory press conference Friday, Bradford confirmed his recent ski trip with ABC15's Jason Snavely.

"I wasn't under contract at the time and I enjoy doing things like that, so I went skiing. But I took it pretty slow," he said, noting he stayed away from the most extreme slopes.

And now that he's under contract, It's no surprise that the Cardinals would like Bradford to not go skiing again anytime soon.

"(General manager Steve Keim) was like, 'Hey, I'd really appreciate it if you didn't ski anymore.' So I was like, You know what? You got it,'" Bradford said.

Now that he's an Arizona Cardinal, Bradford is more likely to stick to lower-risk sports in his downtime, including golf. His wife, Emma Lavy, happens to be a former golfer at The University of Arkansas.

"I'm not gonna lie: She has beaten me. She'd kill me if I said she hadn't," Bradford said. "But we have a lot of fun out there. She is a good golfer, and it's a great time for us to spend together."

So, is it safe to say there will be more golfing and less skiing in Bradford's future?

"I would say so," he said. "(It's) a little safer."