Carson Palmer
QB FA
Mon 8/7/17 4:58 PM

Palmer will start Saturday's preseason game against the Raiders, 98.7 FM Arizona Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Palmer sat out the Cardinals preseason opener last Thursday, but he'll reassume his starting gig as the team gets its second taste of the exhibition slate this weekend. Despite Palmer being set to play, however, his workload is likely to be limited to a series or two.

Carson Palmer
QB FA
Sat 7/22/17 5:58 PM

Palmer (rest) won't play in the Hall of Fame Game on Aug. 3 against the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

Palmer isn't dealing with any sort of injury, it's just that head coach Bruce Arians probably doesn't want to make Palmer's preseason any longer than it needs to be. The 37-year-old quarterback will be in action Aug. 12 against the Raiders but is unlikely to see more than a drive or two.

Carson Palmer
QB FA
Thu 7/6/17 1:57 PM

Palmer will wait to make a decision on his playing status until the conclusion of the 2017 campaign, Chris Wesseling of NFL.com reports. "I love every facet of [of the game]," Palmer said. "I don't want to stop. But I'll have to wait and make that decision after the season."

EDGE Analysis

Palmer again considered retirement after the Cardinals fell short of expectations last season, but his decision may have been made easier when veteran wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald opted to return. Additionally, the Cardinals' success prior to a 7-8-1 finish in 2016 likely factored into the call, as the combo of Palmer and Bruce Arians rung up double-digit wins in each of their first three years together. Although Palmer's age (37) and cluttered medical chart should make potential owners wary, he'll again be working under a head coach unafraid to take chances and with receiving talent (Fitzgerald, David Johnson, John Brown, J.J. Nelson and Jermaine Gresham) that would make many signal-callers jealous.

Carson Palmer
QB FA
Tue 5/30/17 8:21 PM

Palmer participated in on-field workouts Tuesday and is expected to do the same Wednesday, Bob McManaman of The Arizona Republic reports. "We'll see how he feels two days in a row," head coach Bruce Arians said. "Whether he goes Thursday or Friday, we'll see. But he looked really sharp."

EDGE Analysis

With his age (37) in mind, the Cardinals have directed Palmer to hold off on throwing much, if at all, this offseason, but the veteran has worked his way into OTAs over the last two weeks. During a full speed session last Thursday, he tossed some passes, which he replicated Tuesday. After throwing back-to-back days this week, the Cardinals will learn how he's holding up under his current restrictions, at which point a decision may be made too allow him to keep it up during the final two days of OTAs and/or next week in mandatory minicamp. No matter his upcoming activity level, Palmer is gearing up for his 15th season overall and fifth in Arizona, where he's put up at least 4,000 yards and 24 touchdowns in the three campaigns in which he played at least 15 games.

Carson Palmer
QB FA
Thu 2/9/17 3:19 PM

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 FA
Fri 2/3/17 4:11 PM

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 FA
Mon 1/30/17 12:38 PM

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 FA
Mon 1/2/17 1:58 AM

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 FA
Sat 12/24/16 9:34 PM

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 FA
Mon 12/19/16 8:51 AM

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.