Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer retires after 15-year National Football League career

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer retires after 15-year National Football League career

I know for sure it will center around the five most important people in my life - my wife Shean and our four awesome kids. 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.

Palmer made a decision to hang 'em up in an open letter where says he will miss his teammates and the "grind" but believes it is time to call it a career. The answer was nearly always the same: "You just know", Palmer wrote.

"For me, that time is now". He was 38-21-1 as a starter for the Bird Gang. "Quite simply, I just know". He's 12th in career passing yards, 14th in pass attempts, 11th in completions and 12th in touchdown passes.




Palmer was drafted with the first pick in 2003 by the Cincinnati Bengals and played for them for eight seasons before being traded to the Oakland Raiders.

While Palmer has thrown for Hall-of-Fame-esque numbers in his career, his 15 years were marred by major injuries, disagreements with management and playing for bad teams.

His relationship with the Bengals ended poorly, with Palmer requesting to be traded after the 2010 season. He finishes his career 12th on the all-time passing touchdowns list for National Football League quarterbacks (294 TD's) and 12th on the all-time passing yards list (46,247 yards). He set both those marks in the 2015 season, when the Cardinals went 13-3 and won the NFC West title.

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