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Carson Palmer | Quarterback | #3

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (36) / 12/27/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 235
College: USC
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (1) / CIN
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The Cardinals are hosting the Patriots in the first Sunday Night Football game of the season on NBC.
It's a matchup of 2015-16 conference runner ups. The Packers travel to Minnesota the following Sunday night, with the Cowboys hosting the Bears in Week 3. The entire 2016 NFL schedule can be found at the link below. Apr 14 - 8:02 PM
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Carson Palmer’s $7.15 million base salary became fully guaranteed on Friday.

His $6.35 million roster bonus was also guaranteed. Palmer stayed healthy for all 16 games and set career highs in 2015, tying Tom Brady for second in MVP voting behind Cam Newton. The Cardinals have Palmer signed through 2017 for $29 million ($14.5M AAV).
Feb 12 - 5:22 PM

Coach Bruce Arians believes he should have held Carson Palmer (finger) out of Week 17, but insists Palmer was fine for Sunday's loss in the NFC Championship Game.

Arians did bench Palmer in Week 17, but not until halftime. Palmer began playing through the issue in Week 16. He threw eight interceptions in four games with the ailment, compared to nine in 14 games without it. He is sitting out the Pro Bowl. The injury clearly had an effect on Palmer's play, but should be healed up long before the offseason program starts.
Jan 25 - 3:20 PM

Cardinals GM Steve Keim said he feels "strongly" Carson Palmer will "bounce back" next season.

The Cardinals' season ended unceremoniously Sunday night with Palmer turning the ball over six times in a blowout loss. Palmer was shaky against the Packers the week before as well and played poorly while dealing with a dislocated finger over the final few games of the season, although Palmer consistently denied the finger was an issue. The ending is tough to swallow, but Palmer was a legitimate MVP candidate and plays in an offense with ascending playmakers outside and at running back. He should once again be a solid QB1 next season.
Jan 25 - 11:25 AM

Carson Palmer completed 23-of-40 passes for 235 yards, one touchdown, and four interceptions and lost two fumbles in the Cardinals' blowout loss to the Panthers in the NFC Championship Game.

Under constant duress, Palmer was picked off twice by Panthers FS Kurt Coleman in the end zone and was stripped twice by Carolina's defense. Arizona's inability to protect Palmer led to a whopping six turnovers and countless off-target passes, while Palmer's ball location and composure were devastating liabilities. Palmer's lone touchdown went to Darren Fells to cut the deficit to 34-15 in the fourth quarter. Palmer's third pick was returned to the house by Luke Kuechly. Palmer failed to challenge Cortland Finnegan and Robert McClain enough and ultimately melted down late in the season after dominating for much of 2015. The 36-year-old is owed just over $12 million in 2016. It's fair to wonder if Palmer will ever recover fully from Sunday's abominable performance.
Jan 24 - 10:15 PM

According to NFL Network's Albert Breer, Carson Palmer's finger injury has been "more of an issue than he's let on."

That might explain Palmer's uneven performance against the Packers last week. Breer added that Palmer looked much better at practice this week. Palmer will have his work cut out for him Sunday against top corner Josh Norman. Fortunately the Cardinals have arguably the league's deepest receiving corps with Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown and Michael Floyd all presenting tough matchups.
Jan 24 - 8:48 AM

Carson Palmer (finger) is listed as probable for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Panthers.

Palmer didn't miss any practice time this week. He was shaky for most of last week's win over Green Bay but turned it on late with 172 yards in the fourth quarter and overtime. He'll need a complete effort to beat a Carolina secondary led by All-Pro Josh Norman.
Jan 22 - 4:26 PM

Carson Palmer completed 25-of-41 passes for 349 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in the Cardinals' Divisional Round, overtime win over the Packers.

Palmer was erratic at times, making poor decisions which resulted in two bad interceptions and a couple other would-be picks. He also made a couple beautiful throws, including a perfectly placed pass to Michael Floyd in the back corner of the end zone for the opening score and an absolute dime down the right sideline for a big gain to Larry Fitzgerald in the third quarter. He also moved well in the pocket after halftime, and his ability to escape pressure set up Fitzgerald's 75-yard catch in overtime. He shoveled the ball to Fitzgerald for the game-winning touchdown two plays later. The win was a huge one for both Palmer and the Cardinals, but if they hope to move on to the Super Bowl, Palmer will have to be more consistent in the NFC Championship game.
Jan 17 - 12:14 AM

Carson Palmer (finger) is listed as probable for Saturday's Divisional Round game against the Packers.

He was a full participant at practice this week. After the Cardinals' offense manhandled the Packers three weeks ago, Palmer should be the top DFS play at quarterback in the Divisional Round.
Jan 15 - 2:04 PM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians admitted Monday that he lied to the media about Carson Palmer's Week 17 playing time.

Arians was adamant last week that the Cardinals would go all out to beat Seattle and potentially earn the NFC's No. 1 playoff seed. Instead, Arians removed Palmer at halftime of a blowout loss. "Of course," Arians said when asked if he lied to reporters. The large deficit probably still played a role in Arians' decision. Had Sunday's game against Seattle been close at the half, we suspect Palmer would've played at least most of the game.
Jan 4 - 2:33 PM

Carson Palmer was removed from the Cardinals' Week 17 game against the Seahawks at halftime.

With the Cardinals getting throttled 30-6, coach Bruce Arians decided not to take any chances as he looks ahead to the Divisional Round. Palmer was rusty before donning a ballcap, completing just 12-of-25 passes for 129 yards, one touchdown and an interception. His INT was a lob to nowhere on an apparent miscommunication. He did make a little bit of history before departing, setting a Cardinals team record with 4,671 yards on the season. The bye comes at the right time for Palmer, who needs to rest his finger and lat before the playoffs.
Jan 3 - 6:16 PM

Coach Bruce Arians confirmed Monday the Cardinals will go all out to beat the Seahawks in Week 17.

"We will approach this game like it's game one," said Arians. "I don't think you get anything out of resting guys. I don't want to set a precedent." This was expected because there's plenty still on the line for Arizona. If the Cardinals beat Seattle and Carolina loses to Tampa Bay, Arians' club will clinch the No. 1 seed in the NFC and have home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. In that scenario, they would have a better divisional record than the Panthers.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 02:15:00 PM

Carson Palmer completed 18-of-27 passes for 265 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Cardinals' 38-8, Week 16 win over the Packers.

This game got off to a slow start with a scoreless first quarter, but Arizona proceeded to score 17 points in the second frame and 31 unanswered before a 28-yard Eddie Lacy touchdown in the third quarter. Palmer didn't have the greatest day, but didn't need to with Arizona's defense sacking Aaron Rodgers eight times, picking him off in the end zone once, and returning two Rodgers fumbles for a pair of touchdowns. Palmer's two scores went to Larry Fitzgerald and John Brown, both from inside the 10-yard line, and he hooked up with Michael Floyd a total of six times for 111 yards. Palmer's day could have been much bigger if he didn't miss a wide-open Brown on a would-be 50-yard touchdown. Palmer and the 13-2 Cardinals finish the regular season with a home date against the Seahawks in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 07:39:00 PM

Carson Palmer will play Sunday's game with a taped right index finger.

ESPN's Ed Werder confirms Palmer has had "no problems" throwing or taking snaps in practice. Palmer suffered a scary finger injury in last Sunday night's win over Philly, but his performance wasn't affected and he'll be fine for Week 16.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 09:09:00 PM

Carson Palmer (finger) is probable for Week 16.

Palmer was limited this week for precautionary reasons. His Week 16 status was never a concern.
Fri, Dec 25, 2015 07:05:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Carson Palmer
2Drew Stanton
3Matt Barkley
4Jake Coker
RB1David Johnson
2Chris Johnson
3Andre Ellington
4Stepfan Taylor
5Kerwynn Williams
GLB1David Johnson
2Chris Johnson
3RB1David Johnson
2Andre Ellington
WR11Larry Fitzgerald
2Michael Floyd
3Jaron Brown
4Jaxon Shipley
5Chris Hubert
WR21John Brown
2J.J. Nelson
3Brittan Golden
4Amir Carlisle
5Marquis Bundy
WR31Michael Floyd
TE1Darren Fells
2Jermaine Gresham
3Troy Niklas
4Gerald Christian
5Ifeanyi Momah
LT1Jared Veldheer
2Rob Crisp
3Givens Price
LG1Mike Iupati
2Clay DeBord
3Jake Bernstein
C1A.Q. Shipley
2Evan Boehm
3Taylor Boggs
RG1Evan Mathis
2Earl Watford
3Antoine McClain
RT1D.J. Humphries
2Cole Toner
3John Wetzel
K1Chandler Catanzaro