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Quarterback, Free Agent

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Draft: 2003 Round 1 (1)
Ht: 6’5”  Wt: 235 DOB: 1979-12-27 Age: 38
QB Rank Tier ADP-12
#20 4 12.06

Season Stats
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Season Team G Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2003 CIN 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.0 0.0
2004 CIN 14 263 432 60.9 2,897 18 18 18 47 2.6 1 265.8 19.0
2005 CIN 16 345 509 67.8 3,836 32 12 33 44 1.3 1 421.4 26.3
2006 CIN 16 324 520 62.3 4,036 28 13 26 35 1.3 0 374.5 23.4
2007 CIN 16 373 575 64.9 4,130 26 20 24 10 0.4 0 383.6 24.0
2008 CIN 5 76 130 58.5 736 3 4 6 38 6.3 0 64.6 12.9
2009 CIN 16 282 466 60.5 3,094 21 13 39 93 2.4 3 321.5 20.1
2010 CIN 16 362 586 61.8 3,970 26 20 32 50 1.6 0 372.9 23.3
2011 OAK 10 199 328 60.7 2,753 13 16 16 20 1.3 1 205.6 20.6
2012 OAK 15 345 565 61.1 4,018 22 14 18 36 2.0 1 354.7 23.6
2013 ARI 16 362 572 63.3 4,274 24 22 27 3 0.1 0 360.6 22.5
2014 ARI 6 141 224 62.9 1,626 11 3 8 25 3.1 0 162.3 27.0
2015 ARI 16 342 538 63.6 4,671 35 11 25 24 1.0 1 455.6 28.5
2016 ARI 15 365 598 61.0 4,237 26 14 14 38 2.7 0 389.1 25.9
2017 FA 7 164 267 61.4 1,979 9 7 14 12 0.9 0 162.2 23.2
2017 (Projected) FA   357 576 62.0 4,150 27 15 4 11 2.8 0 386.1  

2017 Outlook
Carson Palmer was a legitimate NFL MVP candidate during the 2015 season, but the wheels started to come off in 2016. It's hard to tell whether it was age, injuries, play-calling or a lack of performance from his receivers, but Palmer took a huge step back this past season. Realistically, Palmer's unbelievable 8.7 yards per pass attempt from 2015 was unsustainable. But to see that number drop down to 7.1 yards per attempt - his worst number in six seasons - was a bit shocking. Of course, the departure of Michael Floyd and the recurring illnesses of John Brown were not helpful. One major concern is the Cardinals have seemingly transitioned into an offense centered around the skillset of running back David Johnson, who absolutely exploded this past season with gigantic production despite struggles from the majority of the other players in the offense.

Given the age, size and injury history of the receivers on the roster, Palmer simply doesn't have the weapons he has had at his disposal in the past. The truth is that we're unlikely to ever see Palmer put together another season similar to the whopping 35-touchdown, 4,600-plus yard season he did in 2015. However, that doesn't mean that he's guaranteed to be the same guy we saw struggle with efficiency this past season. Palmer is firmly entrenched as a QB2 at the moment, but he's never been particularly safe with the ball, which certainly limits his upside. He's a high-floor option when he's healthy, but he's dealt with injuries in the past so there is some risk there as well.


News From The Past 90 Days
Larry Fitzgerald will play in 2018
Cardinals star WR will return for his 15th NFL season
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Feb 15, 9:30 am

Arizona Cardinals
Receiver Larry Fitzgerald announced told Cardinals coach Steve Wilks that he will play in 2018, according to a team spokesman. Fitzgerald didn’t provide the rationale behind his thinking, but clearly he wasn’t scared off by the prospect of playing for a new head coach, Steve Wilks, in a different offense. (Arizona Republic)

FFToday's Take: Fitzgerald will return for his 15th season despite losing quarterback Carson Palmer and head coach Bruce Arians from last year's team. He's posted 100 catches in each of the last three seasons finishing as a top ten wide receiver in PPR leagues. The Cardinals are currently searching for a quarterback.


Carson Palmer announces his retirement
14 seasons in the NFL
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Jan 2, 5:00 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer announced his retirement Tuesday in an open letter after 14 seasons with three teams. Palmer, 38, who was drafted first overall in 2003, said he felt the time was right to walk away from football. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Palmer broke his arm in Week 7 and never played again. The retirement of head coach Bruce Arians likely made Palmer's decision an easy one. Playing for the Bengals, Raiders and Cardinals Palmer compiled a 62.5 completion percentage and ranks 12th in passing yards (46,247). With Arians and Palmer out, you have to wonder if Larry Fitzgerald will follow suit and decided to call it a career.


Injury Blaine Gabbert to remain Cards QB in 2018?
Journeyman QB finding a home in Arizona
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Nov 28, 10:20 am

Arizona Cardinals
When asked how comfortable Bruce Arians would be if Blaine Gabbert was starting for the team next season should Carson Palmer retire, Arians responded in good faith. “The way he’s playing right now, I’d be very, very comfortable,” Arians said. Facing the league’s top-ranked defense which was first against the pass and first in scoring defense, Gabbert completed 22 of 38 passes for 241 yards and two touchdowns. (Arizona Republic)

FFToday's Take: Gabbert has looked good since prying the reins from Drew Stanton, who was the Cards first choice to start in place of Palmer. the 49ers are probably at least a little miffed they gave up on the former Jaguar.



2017 Gamelog Stats
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Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at DET L 23-35 27 48 56.3 269 1 3 1 2 2.0 0 19.0
2 at IND W 16-13 19 36 52.8 332 1 1 3 6 2.0 0 20.4
3 DAL L 17-28 29 48 60.4 325 2 0 3 7 2.3 0 33.4
4 SF W 18-15 33 51 64.7 357 1 1 2 1 0.5 0 27.7
5 at PHI L 7-34 28 44 63.6 291 1 0 0 0 - 0 25.8
6 TB W 38-33 18 22 81.8 283 3 1 5 -4 -0.8 0 30.5
7 at LAR L 0-33 10 18 55.6 122 0 1 0 0 - 0 5.4

2016 Gamelog Stats
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Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 NE L 21-23 24 37 64.9 271 2 0 2 1 0.5 0 29.5
2 TB W 40-7 18 31 58.1 308 3 0 0 0 - 0 33.2
3 at BUF L 18-33 26 50 52.0 287 0 4 0 0 - 0 10.7
4 LAR L 13-17 23 36 63.9 288 1 1 0 0 - 0 19.3
6 NYJ W 28-3 23 34 67.6 213 1 0 3 -1 -0.3 0 21.7
7 SEA T 6-6 29 49 59.2 342 0 0 1 8 8.0 0 21.7
8 at CAR L 20-30 35 46 76.1 363 3 1 0 0 - 0 38.8
10 SF W 23-20 30 49 61.2 376 1 2 1 16 16.0 0 23.3
11 at MIN L 24-30 20 38 52.6 198 2 2 1 11 11.0 0 22.5
12 at ATL L 19-38 25 45 55.6 289 2 1 1 0 0.0 0 28.3
13 WAS W 31-23 30 46 65.2 300 3 0 1 -1 -1.0 0 39.0
14 at MIA L 23-26 18 33 54.5 145 2 2 3 5 1.7 0 18.2
15 NO L 41-48 28 40 70.0 318 2 0 0 0 - 0 32.4
16 at SEA W 34-31 16 26 61.5 284 1 0 1 -1 -1.0 0 19.6
17 at LAR W 44-6 20 38 52.6 255 3 1 0 0 - 0 31.1

2015 Gamelog Stats
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Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 NO W 31-19 19 32 59.4 307 3 0 3 14 4.7 0 34.3
2 at CHI W 48-23 17 24 70.8 185 4 1 2 -2 -1.0 0 34.1
3 SF W 47-7 20 32 62.5 311 2 1 1 1 1.0 0 26.3
4 STL L 22-24 29 46 63.0 352 1 1 1 -1 -1.0 0 25.5
5 at DET W 42-17 11 14 78.6 161 3 0 1 -1 -1.0 0 26.7
6 at PIT L 13-25 29 45 64.4 421 1 2 2 -1 -0.5 0 24.9
7 BAL W 26-18 20 29 69.0 275 2 0 2 2 1.0 0 27.6
8 at CLE W 34-20 23 38 60.5 374 4 1 3 6 2.0 0 41.3
10 at SEA W 39-32 29 48 60.4 363 3 1 3 -2 -0.7 0 33.7
11 CIN W 34-31 20 31 64.5 317 4 2 1 -1 -1.0 0 36.3
12 at SF W 19-13 24 40 60.0 271 0 0 3 6 2.0 1 23.7
13 at STL W 27-3 26 40 65.0 356 2 0 0 0 - 0 32.1
14 MIN W 23-20 25 35 71.4 310 2 0 3 3 1.0 0 30.9
15 at PHI W 40-17 20 32 62.5 274 1 0 0 0 - 0 21.5
16 GB W 38-8 18 27 66.7 265 2 1 0 0 - 0 24.3
17 SEA L 6-36 12 25 48.0 129 1 1 0 0 - 0 12.6
DP GB W 26-20 25 41 61.0 349 3 2 0 0 - 0 31.5
CC at CAR L 15-49 23 40 57.5 235 1 4 0 0 - 0 10.2
DP = Divisional Playoff CC = Conference Championship

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