QB - FA
Week 13 Outlook
ESPN's Field Yates is reporting Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer has announced his retirement from the NFL.
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.
Arizona Cardinals beat writer Darren Urban is reporting QB Carson Palmer (arm) is not expected to return in 2017.
As expected, Palmer will likely be shut down for the remainder of the year with an arm injury. If Blaine Gabbert continues to play well, he could hold on to the starting job for the rest of the way over an injured but close to returning Drew Stanton.
Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer broke his left arm against the Rams in London and will have surgery. It will rule him out for approximately eight weeks.
The 2017 season just goes from bad to worse for the Cardinals. Drew Stanton is next in line to start after the Cardinals' bye week, but he is unlikely to do anything positive for the few remaining relevant Cardinals skill players.
Carson Palmer left Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams with an injury and is headed to the locker room for further valuation. Drew Stanton is now in at quarterback for the Cardinals.
Palmer was 10-for-18 with 122 yards passing and an interception prior to leaving the game after a hit from Alex Ogletree. The official announcement, for now, is that he has a left arm injury, and his return is questionable.
Carson Palmer completed 18 of his 22 pass attempts for 283 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception. He added five rushes for -4 yards (-3 on three kneel downs) in the Cardinals' Week 6 win over the Buccaneers.
This was an outlier game for Palmer, but the fantasy production was what owners hoped. Palmer only threw 22 times, by far his season low. However, he found the end zone three times, which is an increase in his production so far this season. Palmer's longest completion was 31 yards, which is low for an offense that likes to take deep shots. The ground game likely contributed, as Adrian Peterson ran all over the Bucs defense. Palmer did not have to throw as much, or as deep, to keep the offense moving. If the ground game continues to roll, we may see fewer pass attempts, shorter throws with increased efficiency, and more scoring opportunities. This might not impact Palmer's fantasy production significantly, but his points may come in different ways if he throws less but increases TD production. Continue to view Palmer as a solid starter in plus matchups, and a viable streamer most weeks.