Carson Palmer retires

by Anthony Cervino | Tue, Jan 2nd 5:11pm EST

ESPN's Field Yates is reporting Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer has announced his retirement from the NFL. (Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact:

After 15 seasons in the league, Palmer has announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday. His retirement comes to no surprise as he's battled regressing play and injuries in recent memory. He'll walk away from the game with a 92-88-1 quarterback record, 46,247passing yards, 294 touchdowns, and 187 interceptions.

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Expert Analysis

Derek Lofland - FantasyPros (@DerekLofland) photo
Palmer only played 7 games this year and he had only 1,978 yards passing, 9 passing touchdowns, 7 picks and a QB rating of 84.4. He was averaging only 19.5 fantasy points per game. The Cardinals were going to need to find their quarterback of the future in the 2018 NFL Draft, regardless of whether Palmer retired. Hopefully they will make a great choice, because the Cardinals have a lot of good skill position players that would benefit from better QB play than they experienced in 2017.
Fri, Jan 5
 
Obviously it's sad to see any great player walk away from the game, especially in an injury-riddled fashion. That being said, Palmer should have no regrets about retiring after a brilliant career. He will certainly be remembered for his years in Cincinnati in which he racked up fantasy points for many owners. Those that have him in dynasty or keeper leagues are free to cut bait and move along as this surely is the end of a great career.
Fri, Jan 5
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With Palmer out and Arians retiring it will be interesting to see if Fitz gives it another go.
Wed, Jan 3
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The retirement of Carson Palmer shouldn't have much a fantasy impact on any of the Arizona skill position players. David Johnson will come back and be the focal point of the offense regardless of who is behind center. Larry Fitzgerald has already shown that the he can be a top player regardless of the QB. However, with the Palmer retirement, as well as Bruce Arians, Fitzgerald may be forced to reconsider his future with the Cards and NFL in general. Fantasy would surely miss Fitz in this case.
Wed, Jan 3

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