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Carson Palmer | Quarterback

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (34) / 12/27/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 235
College: USC
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Carson Palmer says the offense is "light years" ahead of where it was at last season.
At this time last year, Bruce Arians was installing a new scheme that had the players "swimming." That showed early in the season, as the Cardinals averaged 20.0 points per game in Weeks 1-8 before coming on to post 27.3 in Weeks 9-17. Arians is among the game's brightest passing-game minds and has plenty of weapons to work with in Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and Andre Ellington. Only a complete faceplant from the flickering Palmer will keep this offense from taking a step forward. May 26 - 11:33 AM

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Carson Palmer understands that the Cardinals might draft a quarterback.

Palmer has quit on two other teams for less, but has a realistic view of his future. "I know I’m not going to play forever," Palmer said. "It’s hard for us players to admit that." Now 34, Palmer was something resembling effective in 2013, but posted a 24:22 TD:INT ratio across 572 passes. The Cardinals are unlikely to draft his successor on Day 1, but will undoubtedly keep an open mind with regards to signal callers in the middle rounds.
Apr 15 - 6:46 PM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians believes Carson Palmer has "plenty of juice left in the tank," and could play another 2-3 seasons.

"He's in great condition," Arians gushed. "I would think he could play until 36, 37 easily." Palmer turned 34 in December. It's debatable how much "juice" Palmer truly has left. He occasionally appeared done in 2013, and finished with a 24:22 TD:INT ratio. His "mobility" is nonexistent. He's still by far the Cardinals' best option, however. It would be far from surprising if GM Steve Keim drafted Arians a mid-round quarterback to develop.
Feb 21 - 3:17 PM

The Arizona Republic confirms Carson Palmer is expected to remain the Cardinals' starting quarterback in 2014.

The Cards are also expected to retain Drew Stanton as Palmer's backup. Palmer turned 34 years old in December, so it's very conceivable that Arizona uses a top-100 draft pick on a quarterback. Palmer posted a 16:8 TD-to-INT ratio over the final nine games of 2013 and wound up posting a six-year high in completion rate (63.3) and career high in passing yards (4,274) under Bruce Arians. Palmer will be viewed as a fairly low-ceiling QB2 in 2014 fantasy circles.
Jan 6 - 5:22 PM

Carson Palmer completed 28-of-49 passes for 407 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the 49ers.

Palmer's declining arm strength and utter lack of mobility has been well documented. But when given two elite receivers and a Bruce Arians scheme, he predictably produced. Palmer ended up completing 362-of-572 passes (63.2 percent) for 4,274 yards (267.1 per game) with 24 touchdowns and 22 interceptions. The Cardinals need to get a quarterback of the future on their roster, but Palmer will almost certainly be the man in 2014 and a fine QB2 candidate once again. He's under contract through 2015.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 08:47:00 PM

Carson Palmer (elbow, ankle) is officially listed as probable for Week 17.

Palmer will start Sunday's regular season finale, as expected. The Cardinals have yet to clinch a playoff spot heading into Week 17 against the 49ers.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 07:01:00 PM

Carson Palmer (elbow, ankle) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.

Palmer will be ready to roll as the Cardinals look to keep their playoff hopes alive against the 49ers.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 07:33:00 PM

Carson Palmer (ankle) was limited in Cardinals practice Wednesday.

Despite the limited tag, Palmer will start Sunday's regular season finale against the 49ers. 10-5 Arizona has yet to clinch a spot in the postseason.
Wed, Dec 25, 2013 08:10:00 PM

Carson Palmer completed 13-of-25 passes for 178 yards with one touchdown and four interceptions in Sunday's 17-10 Week 16 upset at Seattle.

Palmer was predictably horrific in this brutal spot, throwing passes up for grabs and sparring with Bruce Arians on the sideline. He now has two touchdowns and six interceptions in two meetings with the Legion of Boom this season. But Palmer did make one great throw, a jump ball to Michael Floyd for a 31-yard game-winning touchdown with 2:20 left in the fourth. The Cardinals have won three straight games and seven of their last eight heading into another tough Week 17 matchup against the 49ers.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 07:22:00 PM

Carson Palmer (ankle) is starting Sunday's game against the Seahawks, as expected.

It's worth noting that the Cardinals have three quarterbacks active Sunday, a sign they fear Palmer could aggravate his sprain. Only truly desperate owners should be using Palmer in this impossible spot against the Legion of Boom.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 02:45:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms Carson Palmer (ankle/elbow, questionable) is on track to start Sunday's game at Seattle.

He's expected to have top receiver Larry Fitzgerald (questionable, concussion) in the wideout corps. The Cardinals badly need an upset win Sunday to stay in serious playoff contention. A win for Seattle would clinch home-field advantage throughout the postseason. Palmer is dealing with a low-grade ankle sprain and some sort of elbow soreness. He's a QB2 in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 09:37:00 AM

Carson Palmer (ankle) returned to Cardinals practice Thursday.

Palmer will be listed as "limited," but he's in no danger of missing Sunday's game against the Seahawks. The prohibitive matchup has Palmer as a low-end QB2 for championship week.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 01:59:00 PM

Carson Palmer (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

Palmer has avoided a serious ankle injury and will start Sunday's road game against the Seahawks. We wouldn't trust him as anything more than a low-end QB2.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 02:36:00 PM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians clarified Monday that Carson Palmer does not have a high ankle sprain.

Palmer suffered a low-grade ankle sprain in Sunday's overtime win over the Titans. He played through it and finished out the game, and should be fine for Week 16 at Seattle. Palmer has been a high-end QB2 in fantasy this season. The Cards are in danger of being without Larry Fitzgerald (concussion), however.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 02:27:00 PM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians revealed following Sunday's Week 15 win that Carson Palmer suffered a high ankle sprain against the Titans.

The Cardinals gave Palmer a "heavy tape job," and he didn't miss a snap. The injury sounds similar to the one Peyton Manning is currently playing through. Still, we'd be more apt to downgrade Palmer's fantasy outlook, especially as he gears up to visit the Seahawks at CenturyLink in Week 16.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 09:10:00 PM