Carson Palmer
QB ARI (9)
3 weeks ago

Palmer has confirmed he will for the 2017 season after considering retirement, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Palmer considered retirement after what he described as the most physically grueling season of his career. His numbers dipped from 2015 to 2016 but he was still an above average quarterback in what was his age-36 season. He'll look to rebound in 2017 from his 26 touchdown, 14 interception, and 14 fumble performance in 2016.

Carson Palmer
QB ARI (9)
3 weeks ago

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians anticipates that Palmer will announce his intention to play next season sometime in the near future, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

Palmer was reportedly considering retirement after completing what's been described as the most physically grueling campaign of his career, but after news of top wideout Larry Fitzgerald's decision to keep playing, it appears the 37-year-old Palmer will also return for the 2017 season, which will mark his 15th year in the league. After missing one game due to a concussion and dealing with a hamstring issue as well, Palmer finished this past season with 4,233 passing yards, 26 touchdowns, 14 interceptions and five lost fumbles. Those numbers paled in comparison to Palmer's 2015 campaign, when he was a top contender to win MVP, so assuming the veteran indeed opts to play another season in Arizona, Palmer will look to improve on a disappointing 2016 season with the help of Fitzgerald and running back David Johnson next term.

Carson Palmer
QB ARI (9)
1 month ago

Palmer is considering retirement and the Cardinals hope to receive a decision on his future by mid-February, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

EDGE Analysis

Palmer is currently scheduled to earn $17.5 million next season, but at 37 years old, the veteran is said to be coming off the most physically grueling campaign of his career. Not only did Palmer miss one game due to a concussion, but he also dealt with hamstring soreness this season. Furthermore, after enjoying arguably the best year of his career with 35 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 2015, Palmer posted merely 26 scores and threw 14 picks as the Cardinals failed to make the postseason this time around. While several sources reportedly believe Palmer has played his final snap, the former No. 1 overall pick still has a couple more weeks before Arizona's organization hopes to know his plans, making it a wait-and-see situation regarding his 2017 status.

Carson Palmer
QB ARI (9)
2 months ago

Palmer completed 20 of 38 passes for 255 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception during Sunday's 44-6 throttling of the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

Despite losing David Johnson to an unsightly knee injury in the first quarter, Palmer posted a respectable line by game's end, utilizing all weapons at his disposal. As evidence, Palmer targeted 10 different Cardinals, of which seven corralled passes. His favorite on the day (J.J. Nelson) led the way in receiving yards with 75 on a whopping 12 targets, but Larry Fitzgerald, Darren Fells, and Jeremy Ross were beneficiaries of touchdown catches. With playoff hopes dashed weeks ago, Palmer ends his fourth campaign in Arizona with a career-high 597 pass attempts but was unable to approach his career season from 2015, notching a completion percentage of 61.0 to go with 4,233 yards and a 26:14 TD:INT ratio across 15 contests.

Carson Palmer
QB ARI (9)
2 months ago

Palmer completed 16 of 26 passes for 284 yards and one touchdown during Saturday's 34-31 win in Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

An extension of head coach Bruce Arians on the field, Palmer alternated between handing the rock to David Johnson and picking on a secondary sans Earl Thomas (tibia) to great effect, boasting a 29:27 pass-to-run ratio by game's end. The preceding did result in a 1-for-9 mark on third down, as evidenced by just three of 14 Cardinals possessions lasting at least six plays. However, the defense was kept honest by Arians' love of the deep ball. In one fell swoop in the waning minutes of the second quarter, J.J. Nelson darted down the middle of the field, sidestepped two Seahawks as he hauled in Palmer's pass, and finished the 80-yard touchdown strike. Outside of three connections with the budding Nelson for 132 yards, Palmer boasted just 6.6 yards per attempt. No matter, with Johnson, Nelson, and the ever-steady Larry Fitzgerald on his side, Palmer has as decent of a chance as any QB to end the season on a high note on Jan. 1 in Los Angeles.

Carson Palmer
QB ARI (9)
2 months ago

Palmer completed 28 of 40 attempts for 318 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 48-41 loss to the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

Palmer came up with one of his better games of the season as the Cards tried to keep pace with a high-flying New Orleans offense, throwing multiple touchdowns without turning the ball over for the fourth time this season. He nearly led his squad to an impressive comeback by engineering a touchdown drive with little time remaining but saw his opponent grind out the rest of the clock to doom him to his eighth loss of the season. Palmer has endured something of an up-and-down season from a fantasy perspective and will next face a tough Seattle defense on the road.

Carson Palmer
QB ARI (9)
3 months ago

Palmer was dismal in Sunday's rain-soaked defeat at Miami, completing 18 of 33 passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns. Additionally, he tossed a pair of interceptions and lost one of three fumbles.

EDGE Analysis

The three-turnover performance marks Palmer's third of the season and pushes the veteran signal-caller to six outings with multiple giveaways through 13 games. Fortunately for Palmer, his turnovers only amounted to seven points for the Dolphins, who committed two of their own on the day. While the Cardinals sprung for one explosive play -- JJ Nelson's 56-yard touchdown run in the first quarter -- Palmer only directed three drives of 50-plus yards thereafter, which concluded with a missed Chandler Catanzaro field goal and his two touchdown throws. With the loss, Arizona is all but out of the playoff race at 5-7-1, but Palmer will attempt to salvage the stretch run of the season next Sunday against the Saints' 31st-ranked defense.

Carson Palmer
QB ARI (9)
3 months ago

Palmer completed 30 of 46 passes for 300 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 31-23 win over Washington.

EDGE Analysis

Palmer had a quiet first half, but tossed all three of his scores over the final 30 minutes. His third touchdown, a 42-yard bomb to J.J. Nelson late in the fourth quarter, iced the win for Arizona. He's been a little up and down this year, but he's now tossed seven touchdowns over the last three games. He'll face the Dolphins in Miami next week.

Carson Palmer
QB ARI (9)
3 months ago

Palmer completed 25 of 45 passes for 289 yards to go with two touchdowns and one interception during Sunday's loss in Atlanta.

EDGE Analysis

Working behind a piecemeal offensive line, Palmer was again forced to the air 40-plus times for the fourth time in five games. On the other three occasions, he managed to reach 300 yards, but not this time around for one reason. The Falcons ramped up the pressure in the second half, notching two sacks and the game-sealing interception with 1:22 remaining. The result was four drives in which the Cardinals went punt, turnover on downs, touchdown, and the aforementioned pick, cobbling together just one possession greater than four minutes. Palmer will attempt to turn it around next Sunday against the Redskins' 18th-ranked pass defense.

Carson Palmer
QB ARI (9)
3 months ago

Palmer completed 20 out of 38 attempts for 198 yards, two touchdowns and two picks in Sunday's loss to Minnesota. He added 11 yards on a single rush.

EDGE Analysis

Vikings corner Xavier Rhodes got the best of Palmer on Sunday, robbing an end-zone pass and returning it 100 yards for a pick-six in the second quarter and then tracking an overthrown deep ball in the third quarter for a second interception. Palmer posted his lowest yardage total of the season on Sunday and his second lowest completion percentage against a very good Minnesota defense. More concerning, it was the fifth time in his last seven games that Palmer threw at least as many interceptions as touchdowns. After a five:zero touchdown:interception ration to start the season, Palmer has been sloppy with the ball since Week 3 with a six:10 ratio to go with nine fumbles, three of them lost. Palmer is fresh off a three-game streak of at least 340 yards passing - so he can still fill a stat sheet - but Palmer is far from the surprise MVP candidate he was a year ago.