Palmer announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday, the Cardinals' official site reports.
One day removed from head coach Bruce Arians making the same announcement, Palmer will head into the sunset after 15 seasons with three different teams. After waiting one year to get his first shot with the Bengals in 2004, the previous year's No. 1 overall pick spent seven years with the organization as the starting quarterback. A dispute with ownership in 2011 eventually resulted in a trade to the Raiders, where he suited up the next two campaigns. To wrap up his career, Palmer landed in the Arizona desert in April of 2013 and spurred one of the most successful runs in the history of the Cardinals in that state, accumulating a 38-21-1 record as a starter. His injuries woes emerged at inopportune times, though, as he was only available for one of the team's two playoff runs. In 182 regular-season games played, Palmer averaged 254.1 yards per contest, completed 62.5 percent of his passes and accrued 294 touchdowns versus 187 interceptions for an 87.9 quarterback rating.
Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said Monday that Palmer (arm) would enter the 2018 season as the team's starting quarterback if the veteran opts against retiring, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
Though Blaine Gabbert has performed adequately while starting the last three games and will likely finish out the season as the team's signal caller with the Cardinals not expected to activate Palmer from injured reserve, it doesn't sound like a quarterback controversy is in the works. Gabbert is slated for free agency this season and could be retained by the team, but Palmer's longer track record of success looks like it will work in his favor should he elect to keep his career going. With Palmer no longer requiring a cast for his broken left arm, the expectation is that he'll be back to full strength well in advance of the Cardinals' Organized Team Activities in the spring.
Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday that he doesn't think Palmer (arm) has progressed enough in his recovery to return from injured reserve this season, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Palmer only recently ditched the cast on his left arm, giving him six weeks to complete the final stages of his rehab. Because he suffered the fracture Week 7, he can't be activated until Week 16 at the earliest due to his residence on IR. As long as Palmer remains out and Drew Stanton tends to a knee sprain, Blaine Gabbert will direct the Cardinals offense.
Head coach Bruce Arians said Monday that Palmer has had the cast removed from his left arm, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Palmer was knocked from a Week 7 loss to the Rams in London and diagnosed with a broken left arm, which precipitated surgery and his placement on injured reserve within days. With his cast gone, he can begin rehabilitating the region, but there's no telling whether he has enough time to make another impact by season's end. Due to the timing of the injury, he could be activated as early as Week 16 against the Giants, but the Cards are currently on the outside looking in in the playoff picture. For the time being, Blaine Gabbert will start at quarterback while Drew Stanton recovers from a sprained knee.
Palmer (arm), who is under contract with the Cardinals through the 2018 season, indicated last week that he hasn't decided if he'll keep playing beyond the current campaign, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. "I haven't even gotten there yet," Palmer said, regarding his future in the NFL. "I'll have a chance to think about what is next as far as 2018 and all that once we get through this year."
Palmer's salary carries a $12.5 million cap hit next season and includes a $1.5 million roster bonus that will be guaranteed five days after the Super Bowl, so it's expected that the soon-to-be 38-year-old will inform the Cardinals of his intentions by that point. For now, Palmer said that he's focusing on rehabbing his broken left arm and returning from injured reserve this season, with the earliest date he could be activated coming in advance of the Cardinals' Week 16 game Dec. 24 against the Giants. It's still too early in the rehab process to determine if a 2017 return is feasible for Palmer, given that he has yet to have his cast removed following surgery.
The Cardinals placed Palmer (arm) on injured reserve Thursday, Kyle Odegard of the team's official site reports.
In the aftermath of Sunday's loss to the Rams in London, head coach Bruce Arians relayed Palmer would likely need eight weeks to recover from a broken left arm. A second opinion was ordered up, though, revealing Palmer may be able to return within 4-to-6 weeks. The veteran signal caller has since undergone surgery, and the former was in fact the correct approximation, resulting in Palmer's placement on IR. While he focuses on rehab and a potential return as early as Week 16, the Cardinals will turn over the offense to Drew Stanton.
Palmer will undergo surgery Wednesday to repair his fractured left arm, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
After Palmer suffered the injury in the Week 7 loss to the Rams, Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said that the veteran quarterback would likely miss around eight weeks, but it doesn't sound as though that timetable is ironclad. Palmer received a second opinion on his injury Monday, according to Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site, and after listening to feedback from doctors, he believes he could return in as few as 4-to-6 weeks. If that's the case, the Cardinals could avoid placing Palmer on injured reserve, as such a transaction would keep the quarterback sidelined for at least eight weeks. While the Cardinals await Palmer's potential return during the second half of the season, Drew Stanton will get the first crack at running the team's offense Sunday in San Francisco.
Palmer, who is getting a second opinion on his fractured left arm, thinks he'll be able to return in 4-to-6 weeks, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Palmer's initial prognosis was at least eight weeks, so the quarterback may be overly optimistic in his ability to recover. While the upcoming evaluation may bring his timetable into focus, injured reserve remains a possibility in the mind of head coach Bruce Arians. If that comes to pass, Arians will "definitely" tab Palmer as one of the two players the Cardinals can designate for a return from IR. As long as Palmer is sidelined, Drew Stanton will hold down the fort at quarterback, with Blaine Gabbert handling backup duty.
Palmer broke his left arm Sunday against the Rams in London and miss at least eight weeks.
Such a timetable extends through Week 15, which would leave two games available for Palmer to make another appearance this season. With Palmer slated for surgery and a lengthy recovery, Drew Stanton will run the offense moving forward, per head coach Bruce Arians.
The Cardinals have ruled out Palmer (arm) for the rest of Sunday's contest versus the Rams in London, Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic reports.
Palmer has a propensity for serious injuries, missing 33 of a possible 215 games since logging his first NFL start in Week 1 of the 2004 season. The severity of the current issue hasn't been revealed, but he held up his left arm while leaving the field, an unnatural move if there ever was one. While the Cardinals will clarify the ailment in due time, Drew Stanton will serve as the starting quarterback for as long as Palmer is sidelined.
Palmer suffered a left arm injury during Sunday's contest against the Rams in London, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
After taking a hit on a second-quarter interception, Palmer was looked at by the team's medical staff before going to the locker room. As he left the field, he was holding up his left arm while swinging his right arm normally, according to Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com. If Palmer is unable to return, he'll end the day having completed 10 of 18 passes for 122 yards and the pick. Meanwhile, Drew Stanton took over direction of the offense.
Palmer completed 18 of 22 passes for 283 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 38-33 win over the Buccaneers. He also lost four yards on five rushes and logged a fumble and fumble recovery.
The veteran signal caller posted a spectacular 81.8 percent completion rate and 139.4 rating for the contest, while also averaging 12.9 yards per attempt. All three numbers -- along with his trio of touchdown passes -- were season highs for Palmer, who once again displayed a prolific connection with Larry Fitzgerald to the tune of 10 receptions, 138 yards and one score. With the newly signed Adrian Peterson turning back the clock Sunday with 134 yards on 26 rushes, Palmer notably put up less than 30 pass attempts for the first time all season. If Peterson's performance is more than a one-game outlier, the balance he'll bring to the offense could make Palmer even more effective than he's already proven to be this season. The 37-year-old will look to deliver once again versus the Rams in Week 7.
Palmer completed 28 of 44 passes for 291 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-7 loss to the Eagles.
Arizona's offense struggled early with five drives of less than 25 yards in its first six possessions, but Palmer came away with a solid, but unspectacular, stat sheet. The loss of David Johnson continues to hurt the Cardinals' overall, but the results probably benefit Palmer from a fantasy perspective. Without much of a running game, Palmer has thrown for at least 325 yards in three of his last four games. He hasn't scored much, -- as evidenced by a TD:INT ratio of 5:2 during that span -- but if you're looking for a quarterback that is going to have the chuck it up a ton to put his team in position to win, Palmer is your man.
Palmer completed 33 of 51 passes for 357 yards, one touchdown and an interception during Sunday's 18-15 overtime victory over the 49ers. He added one rushing yard on two carries.
Palmer and company were stymied most of the night thanks to a nonexistent run game and an offensive line that gave up six sacks by game's end. However, the veteran gunslinger stayed poised and rallied his team to a last-minute touchdown in overtime that culminated with a 19-yard strike to Larry Fitzgerald. The success of the Cardinals offense solely lies in the arm of Palmer with David Johnson (wrist) no longer in the fold and, despite his team's real-life struggles, Palmer has now thrown for over 300 yards and a touchdown in three consecutive games, proving himself a trustworthy option at quarterback.
Palmer completed 29 of 48 passes for 325 yards and two touchdowns in Monday night's 28-17 loss to the Cowboys.
Palmer was regularly under siege by Dallas' pass rush, as evidenced by the six sacks he took in Arizona's losing effort. Despite limited time to throw, he was still able to manufacture a second straight game with over 320 passing yards. With a touchdown on both sides of halftime, Palmer also managed to double his season total without adding any more turnovers to his tally. As Palmer and the Cardinals offense searches for ways to replace David Johnson's (wrist) production, a home matchup against the 49ers awaits in Week 4.
Palmer completed 19 of 36 passes for 332 yards with one touchdown and one interception while adding six yards on three rushes in Sunday's 16-13 overtime win at Indianapolis.
Palmer failed to connect with Larry Fitzgerald on 4th and goal from the one-yard line early in the second quarter, but did eventually find pay dirt in the fourth on a 45-yard pass to J.J. Nelson to spur a late comeback from a 13-3 deficit. While the running game stumbled in David Johnson's (wrist) absence, Nelson and Jaron Brown stepped up at wide receiver with John Brown (quad) out and Fitzgerald having a quiet day. Arizona's offense still possesses enough weapons to make Palmer dangerous in favorable matchups, though Week 3's Monday Night Football matchup with the Cowboys isn't one of those.
Palmer completed 27 of 48 passes for 269 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions during Sunday's defeat at Detroit.
The Cardinals' pass-to-run ratio (48:18) was a bit odd, considering head coach Bruce Arians had David Johnson at his disposal and Arizona held a lead until the 9:27 mark of the fourth quarter. During the course of the game, Johnson was lost with what has been deemed a sprained wrist, while left tackle D.J. Humphries sustained a knee injury of unknown severity. If those two key cogs miss time -- Johnson, at the very least, is expected to do so -- much of the offensive onus could land on Palmer's right arm. With one reliable option likely down, Larry Fitzgerald, J.J. Nelson, John Brown and Andre Ellington may have to suffice as Palmer's top receivers for the time being.
Palmer completed eight of 13 passes for 86 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in Saturday's 24-14 preseason win over the Falcons.
Palmer found John Brown on a 28-yard score to cap off an impressive 12-play, 90-yard drive for the first points of the evening for either club. The veteran exited the game after the conclusion of that possession early in the second quarter, having helmed a total of three drives. The plan coming in had been to limit Palmer's snaps overall, so the relatively early exit (for a third preseason contest) wasn't surprising. Palmer is expect to sit out the Cardinals' fourth and final preseason contest against the Broncos on Thursday in order to ensure his health for the Sept. 10 season opener against the Lions.
Palmer will max out at approximately 30 snaps in Saturday's preseason game at Atlanta, Mike Jurecki of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports.
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians placed a cap on the starting unit, but it doesn't apply to David Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald, who will both get just a brief series on the field. If Palmer reaches the expected number of snaps, he'll have built up from 15 in preseason Week 1 to 30 in the upcoming exhibition. Once he yields the floor to the reserves, Drew Stanton will likely receive the next chance to direct the offense.
Palmer completed nine of 14 passes for 67 yards and a score in Saturday's preseason game against Chicago.
After the first two drives ended with punts, Palmer finished his night with an 11-play, 43-yard drive capped off by a one-yard touchdown pass to Jermaine Gresham. The Cardinals would've liked to get more out of their wide receivers after head coach Bruce Arians mentioned the position as a concern during the week. There's only so much Palmer can do if Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson don't have any productive complements in the offense. There's still hope in Arizona that John Brown (quad) can get healthy and stay that way, though it's unclear if he'll play at all this preseason. Jaron Brown started Saturday's game, less than 10 months removed from a torn ACL.
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